The President Muhammadu Buhari's administration has been rolling out empowerment schemes to curb unemployment in the country.
The popular of it all is Npower
which attracted thousands of Nigerian youths. The federal government has initiated a new empowerment scheme which according to them would last for just 2 years.
The Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES) is powered by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and coordinated by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Students Affairs.
It promises to create 774,000 empowerment opportunities through direct youth empowerment over a minimum period of two years. Qualified are males and females within the ages of 18 and 40.
Full Requirements for application
Quoting the scheme:
- The scheme will be accessible to the literate, semi-literate and the non-literate population. The threshold for qualification is set at the basic ability and capacity to learn and be teachable. In addition to the fore going, the following is set as the basic pre- conditions for enlistment;
₹ Applicant must be a Nigerian male or female between the ages of 18 and 40.
₹ Applicant must have a means of identification (National Identity card, International Passport, Permanent Voters Card- PVC).
₹ Applicant must provide a Second Level Beneficiary (SLB) to qualify for benefitting from the scheme.
₹ Ability to communicate in Basic English language and or any local Nigerian language.
₹ Provable upright character and a stable mind.
₹ Applicant must provide a guarantor preferably a community or religious leader.
₹ Ability to secure the endorsement of a local government official.
₹ Beneficiary should possess the capacity to transfer knowledge and mentor pairs within their communities.
₹ Applicants Must Complete a guarantor’s form. Get Form here
How to Apply for P-YES empowerment
The application for the scheme is easy and simple. Click here to Apply online
. Fill in the necessary details required to register.
You can also apply in person at their office. Get the registration form from any p-yes office. Click here to view their office
. Fill the appropriate details and submit.
The scheme is a new one and so many people do have questions troubling them. Feel free to share them here! Meanwhile, there are other youth empowerment schemes
still running in the country which you should checkout!