The Nigerian government has commenced the compilation of successful N-Power candidates in Adamawa for the 2017/2018 programme.
The State Director, National Orientation Agency, Ahmad Abba, disclosed this in an interview with journalists on Tuesday in Yola.
Mr. Abba said that the agency, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President, had begun the compilation of verified candidates for the second stage of the programme.
He said that the exact number of those to be captured in the scheme would be made public after the compilation which will commence from December 19 to 22.
‘‘Initially, a total of 8,045 applied for the scheme in Adamawa for 2017/2018 programme and the candidates whose names were published had since been verified,’’ he said.
He added that no fewer than 25 officers are to be engaged in the compilation of the successfully candidates.
The director disclosed that successful applicants would be deployed in their areas of specialisation and will start work from January, 2018.
He said the agency had challenges during the verification as some candidates failed to differentiate between local government of residence and local government of birth.
He noted that the programme was meant for eligible Nigerians residing in an area, saying it had nothing to do with candidate’s indigene status.
He expressed optimism with the significant participation of women in the scheme.
The N-Power Volunteer Corps is part of the federal government’s Social Investment Programmes, SIP, under which it plans to hire 300,000 unemployed graduates.