Yesterday, Mrs. Maryam Uwais, Special Adviser to the President on the Social Investment Programmes explained how N-Power works and how it is different from previous intervention programmes at the #NextLevelNigeria event with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Today. unlike programmes of the past, we are doing things differently. All our 520,000 N-Power youth (both graduate and non-graduate) are selected through an online platform. Their identities are authenticated through their BVN and bank details (submitted online) by NIBSS, after which the names are deployed to the States for physical verification.
Our funds are hosted by the Ministry of Budget and National Planning and once authenticated, we merely pass the schedule of names to the MBNP, who then submit the funds for payment to their bank accounts, through NIBSS. Neither the States nor the Federal level are able to interface with or interfere in the selection or payment processes, as we are utilising technology for the purpose.