The 300,000 candidates pre-selected under the Federal Government’s N-Power Scheme will undergo its physical verification phase from Dec. 4 to Dec. 14 in the 774 local government areas of the country.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation and Youth Employment, Afolabi Imoukhuede said the verification would be done with the N-Power stakeholders in the states such as the National Orientation Agency, N-Power State team, National Assembly Monitors and Observers.
AFOLABI explained that pre-selection could not be equated to final recruitment as those who fell short of the verification criteria and made faulty declarations in their applications would still be disqualified.
From the statistics, states with highest applications were Lagos, Rivers, Oyo,Kaduna and the FCT while states with the lowest were Sokoto, Bayelsa, Gombe, Kebbi and Zamfara.
He further stated that other factors considered were equity and fairness by linking selection to population, using federal constituencies and addressing demand distribution of unemployed graduates across the country.