We Have Released Our Official List To All The 774 Local Governments Of The Federation (SSA To President Buhari On SIP)

About 2 weeks ago I spoke about the fake list going round as Npower 2017 preselection list. I pleaded that people should exercise patience and keep checking their names in the portal using their BVN or phone numbers. Now we have released our official list to all the 774 Local Governments of the federation.

Physical verification will commence this week (today, Monday 11th of December 2017) and in some few states it has already begun. We have sent the list to all the states and Local Governments. The list we sent has all the informations of the preselected applicants; Names, numbers, BVN numbers, emails and addresses. So it will be too much data and unsafe for me to post such informations here or anywhere for that matter. But if you want to observe please just go to your LG NOA office and see for yourself, if there is any foul play please report back to us. Please, I implore everyone to help us on this.

No Programme, let alone government Programme is perfect. But we have done our utmost best to make sure there is equity in distribution and most importantly, there is positive impact as an outcome of this project as envisaged by the Buhari administration and the APC. Close to 2.5 million people applied for Npower in 2017 alone. We had space for only 300,000. In selecting this number we had to take many things into consideration;

  • Amount of applications from each state.
  • Needs basis from experiences of 2016.
  • States that had deficiencies the last time in terms of numbers were given priorities.
  • The North East was given special consideration.
  • Population for equity.
  • Spread.
  • Rural areas that need teacher support and health workers.

We distributed accordingly and made sure no state in the country had more than 18,000 and no State had less than 10,000. So states like KANO, Lagos, Benue, Oyo, Rivers, Kaduna, Katsina, Enugu, Delta, FCT, Bauchi, Anambra among others have higher numbers.

IMPORTANT to note that this is just a preselection stage. It doesn't mean you have been enrolled in the program yet. You will only be deployed AFTER the physical verification exercise. We have to ensure that you live where you said you live, you have the requisite qualifications as claimed, you are UNEMPLOYED and you are within ages 18-35.

Like I said, Govt can't solve all problems but it must make effort to do what it can to make things better. And I understand the cynicism many people have towards govt Programmes, but this is different. We ARE different.

Thank you.

Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed, Senior Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investment Programmes, SIP. #NpowerNG

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  1. We are not allow to do verification in Abaji Area council claiming that their indigens are not pre-selected.they forcefully sent us out of the council


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