8 Areas of Empowerment in 2017 FG N-Power Nigeria Programme

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has always put in their best to ensure the youth secure employment and one of the big step they have taken to reduce unemployment in the country is the introduction of the N-POWER Programme.

In 2016 their goal was to empower the 200,000 unemployed youth below 36 years of age in the area of Agriculture, Teaching, Healthcare Assistants and civic and adult training instructors. Additional 100,000 people were said will be undergoing training to be software developers, hardware service professionals etc.

This year they taking a different approach to the empowerment programme by focusing on unemployed graduate only with aim to empower 300,000 within the age range of 18 - 36 years in eight (8) areas: Agro, Tax, Build, Creative, Health, Teach, Tech Hardware and Tech Software.
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#1 - N-Power Agro. Duration 2 years
Bachelor’s degree, HND or OND in Nutrition, Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Animal Science, Crop Science, Food Science & Technology, and other agro-related disciplines.

Interested and accepted volunteers will provide advisory services to farmers in Nigeria. They will disseminate the knowledge that has been aggregated by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in the area of extension services. They will also gather data of Nigeria’s agriculture assets.

Ultimately, N-Power Agro members can aspire to a life-long career in agriculture and other allied fields. Possible destinations include:
→Agriculture Extension Services Consultant
→Seed fertilizer and other input aggregators
→Farm managers
→Public sector jobs in agriculture
→Farming co-operatives management

#2 - N-POWER TAX Duration 2 years
A minimum of 3,700 N-Power volunteers will be selected to work as Community Tax Liaison Officers to work in their states of residence with the state's tax authorities. The N-Power community tax liaison officers will have the following key responsibilities which will include answering online inquiries, customer management, creating awareness of tax compliance.

  •  Unemployed graduates or non graduates
  •  Currently Unemployed
  •  Must be a graduate (Bachelors or Higher National Diploma)
  •  Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service Corps Programme
  •  Aged 18-35
  •  Selection Preference Disciplines: Bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Economics, Law, Finance, Psychology and other allied disciplines in the social sciences. Knowledge and experience:Essential
  • → Good knowledge of Microsoft office tools
  • → Good written and spoken English
  • → Good phone etiquette
  • Excellent Analytical and Diagnostic aptitude
  • Desirable: knowledge of tax laws and administration in Nigeria
Ultimately, N-Power Tax volunteers can aspire to a life-long career in finance or allied fields. Possible destinations include:
→ Tax Assessor/ Collector.
→ Financial Analyst
→ Tax Auditor
→ Legal and Compliance Manager
→ Accountant

N-Power Build is an accelerated training and certification (Skills to Job) programme that will engage and train 75,000 young unemployed Nigerians in order to build a new crop of skilled and highly competent workforce of technicians, artisans and service professionals.

The focus industries include:

  • Building Services
  • Construction
  • Built Environment Services
  • Utilities
  • Automotive
  • Aluminium and Gas


  • Currently Unemployed
  • No degree or diploma Selection preferences
  • Aged between 18-35
  • Interest in fixing, building and creating things

3 Months

N-Power Build members can aspire to a career in construction, works and housing. Possible destinations include:

  • Building/Construction Project Management
  • Furniture Making and Design
  • Electrical Maintenance and Repairs Services
  • Building and Construction services
  • Plumbing
  • Welding

The N-Power Creative programme will train and develop 5,000 young creative talents. The strategy is to put our creative industry on the global radar as exporters of world-class services and content. Training will last 3 months, made up of 1-month in-class and a 2-month hands-on group project, across selected Nigerian cities. The participants will be trained and certified in one of the following courses:

Animation | Graphic Design | Post-production | Script Writing

At the end of the training, some participants will get local and international internship opportunities while others will be linked to job and market opportunities. In addition, all participants will receive computing devices that will ensure that they master their skills during and after the training.


  • Unemployed graduates or non graduates
  • Must be between 18-35 years old
  • Basic illustration skills will be an advantage for animation and graphic arts
  • For Script Writing, creative writing skills and analytical writing skills will be an advantage
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to undertake self-tutorship
  • Detail-oriented
  • Analytical

3 Months


  • Building/Construction Project Management
  •  Animator
  • Script Writer
  •  Illustrator
  •  Graphics Designer
  •  Sound Editor
  •  Film Editor
  •  Visual Effects Artist
  •  Game Design
  •  Desktop Publishing
  •  Digital Media Publishing
  •  Educational/Training Content Production

#5 - N-Power Health 
Volunteers will help improve and promote preventive healthcare in their communities to vulnerable members of the society including pregnant women and children and to families and individuals.

Preference will be given to holders of Bachelor’s degree, HND, OND, in health sciences such as Medicine, Microbiology, Nursing, Public Health, Botany, Midwifery, Psychology or other allied disciplines in the sciences.

1. Community Health Extension (JCHEW & SCHEW)
2. Nursing
3. Midwifery
4. Medical Laboratory Technology
5. Pharmacy Technology
6. Medical Records
7. Health Education
8. Environmental Health Technology
9. Microbiology
10. Biochemistry
11. Biology
12. Agricultural Science and other allied disciplines.

4. OND
5. HND
6. RN
7. RM
8. B. Tech
9. B. Sc

1. Schools of Health Technology
2. Nursing Schools
3. Midwifery Schools
4. Polytechnics
5. Universities

2 Years

Ultimately, N-Power Health volunteers can aspire to a life-long career in public health and other allied fields. Possible destinations include:
→Health Education Specialist
→Health Promotion Coordinator
→Public Relations Manager
→Breastfeeding Support Coordinator
→Health Office Administrator
→Health Research Analyst
→Social Worker & Counselor
→Health Services Manager
→Health Department Administrator
→Government Policy Analyst
→Displaced Persons Coordinator
→HIV/AIDS Educator
→Project Manager in Public Health
→Field Investigator
→Research Analyst
→Community Health Worker

#6 - N-Power Teach 
Volunteers will help improve basic education delivery in Nigeria. N-Power Teach Volunteers will be deployed as teacher assistants in primary schools around Nigeria. They will not replace the current teachers, but will work as support teachers across Nigeria, assisting with teaching, school management and other functions within the schools. Where possible, they will also assist in taking basic education to children in marginalised communities.


Do you have any skills related to computer programming, computer graphics design, computer generated images, animation, server administration, database management, networking, etc? Then, N-Power needs you.

All post-tertiary graduates from all disciplines inclusive of OND and NCE qualifications.

→ 2 Years
* Participants will undergo an initial induction training prior to deployment

Ultimately, N-Power Teach volunteers can aspire to a life-long career in teaching or allied fields. Possible destinations include:
→ Professional Teaching
→ Researcher, Research Associate, Senior Research Analyst
→ Education Consultant, Associate,
→ Strategy Consultant
→ Education Services Manager
→ Project Manager
→ Project Supervisor
→ Social services analyst

To empower at least 10,000 computer device technicians into the ICT Industry.

The N-Power Tech. for device technicians program will train and facilitate tooling for at least 10,000 technicians to boost the device servicing and manufacturing industry. The output of this program will serve as a critical catalyst for the expansion of local capacity to service and produce mobile phones, tablets, computers and other relevant devices to serve the local and international market. Participants will undergo a hands-on training experience wherein they will be exposed to practical processes and tools to assemble and repair devices of varying specifications. At the end often program, participants will be armed with the requisite technical skills to service devices in there local communities as well as work in a device assembly plant. The program will take 3 months of training and 1 month of assessment , graduation and setup. Participants will be advised on opportunities to acquire tools to practise.

→ Unemployed graduates or non graduates
→ Must be between 18-35 years old
→ Problem solving skills
→ Ability to undertake self-tutorship

→ 3 Months

→ Assembly Plant Technician
→ Trainer
→ Device network technician
→ Device maintenance
→ Device Technician

To empower 10,000 Software Developers into the ICT Industry.

The N-Power Tech for developers programme will train, tool and position 10,000 hands-on software developers for the local and international software development market. Participants will undergo a project based model to training wherein they will be exposed to foundational software development tools as well as resources to thrive as a modern day software developer entrepreneur. The programme will seek to establish the foundation knowledge, tools and platform upon which participants can pursue a career as software development entrepreneurs. Training will last 11 weeks and culminate with job fairs to link participants with placement opportunities within their respective localities. The programme will also offer a continuity platform to support participants with learning and engagement opportunities on a continuous basis. Participants will be enabled with a device to continue the practice and exploration of opportunities after training.

→Unemployed graduates or non graduates
→Must be between 18-35 years old
→Problem solving skills
→Ability to undertake self-tutorship

→ 3 Months Training

→App Developer
→Game Developer
→Web Developer
→Computer System Analyst
→Systems Software Developer
→Software Tester

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