Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has extended the 2017 N-Power application by two weeks.
According to a statement by the Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation, Afolabi Imoukhuede, the application portal will now close on July 27.
The Acting President, while extending the two-week grace period, assured Nigerians that the selection process would be transparent.
While 200,000 were employed in the first phase, the portal was reopened on June 13 for the applications to fill the remaining 300,000 vacancies.
Despite the high number of the applications, however, Osinbajo said the government would stick to the 500,000 target for now.
He said a decision on whether to increase the figure in the future would depend on government’s resources.
The acting President said, “Already, 200,000 young people have been engaged. And since the programme was opened, another 2.3 million have applied and we are looking at the next phase of engagement.