If you have ever asked or wondered what npower is all about, how to apply for npower 2020, what are the criterias and qualifications to be registered on the npower 2020 initiative of the federal government then look no further as we shall address these questions and more. If you have any more questions please feel free to leave a comment below and we will get back as soon as possible. So first of what we will be addressing is what is npower all about?

What is npower all About?

First thing you should know is that the Npower initiative is set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria and it’s not a scam like some people think. The primary objective of the programme is to create a jobs and empower individuals so they too can be self dependent.


N-Power are designed for Nigerian citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 and the programmes under N-Power will ensure that each participant will learn and practice most of what is necessary to find or create work. The NPower programme is divided into 8 major categories which any individuals can choose from depending on what suits you or feel comfortable with.

N-Power Categories

Like we explained earlier applicants have the liberty to choose from any of the categories listed. The reason for This is to enable the programme accommodate as much as possible and also have a field where they can specialize and are also comfortable with



N-Power Agro Volunteer will be trained under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and they will help provide advisory services as well as disseminate best farming knowledge to Farmers across the Nation.

Who Can Apply Under the Agro Programme?

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. To Apply for this Npower category clickhere


2 years Programme

What kind of Job falls under this Categories?

  • Agriculture Extension Services Consultant
  • Seed fertilizer and other input aggregators
  • Farm managers
  • Public sector jobs in agriculture
  • Farming co-operatives management
  • Agro-entrepreneurship


Under this scheme not less than 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. 

Who Can Apply Under the N-power tax Programme?

  • Unemployed graduates or non graduates: Bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Economics, Law, Finance, Psychology and other allied disciplines in the social sciences.
  • Currently Unemployed
  • Must be a graduate (Bachelors or Higher National Diploma)
  • Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service Corps Programme
  • Must be of Aged 18-35

Knowledge and experience

  • 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

What kind of Job falls under this Categories?

  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Auditor
  • Legal and Compliance Manager
  • Accountant


The N-Power build is mostly concerned with developing unemployed individuals where by they too can become technicians, artisans and service professionals. Some of these offers are building services, construction, automotive and a few others. The duration of the programme is 3months

Who Can Apply Under the N-power build Programme?

  • Any Currently Unemployed
  • No degree is required
  • Aged between 18-35
  • Applicants should have an interest in building and construction

What kind of Job falls under this Categories?

  • Furniture Design and construction
  • Electrical Maintenance and Repairs Services
  • Building and Construction services and projects
  • Plumbing and welding


Under the N-Power creative, about 5000 young persons will be trained on how to be creative and innovative. The training will last 3 months, made up of 1-month in-class and a 2-month hands-on group project. Some of the courses which participants will undergo are Animation Graphic Design, Post-production and Script Writing.

Who Can Apply Under the N-power creative Programme?

  • Must be between 18-35 years old
  • Unemployed graduates or non graduates
  • Personnel with Basic illustration skills, Script Writing, creative writing skills, and analytical writing skills will have a huge advantage in this program.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Must be willing to learn

What kind of Job falls under this Categories?

  • Animator
  • Script Writer
  • Film editor
  • Sound technician
  • desktop publisher
  • Visual effects creator
  • Graphics designer


Just as the name implies under this program participants will be sent to primary schools where they will assist teachers who are already there. Please note that volunteers for this program will not be sent to replace the current staff but instead provide assistance. The duration of this program is 2 years

Who Can Apply Under the N-power teach Programme?

Any graduate with atleast OND and NCE certificate

What kind of Job falls under this Categories?

  • Professional Teaching
  • Researcher, Research Associate, Senior Research Analyst
  • Education Consultants
  • Education Services Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Project Supervisor
  • Social services analyst


This program will accommodate not less than 10,000 personnel and it is aimed at boosting the device servicing and manufacturing industry.

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. The program will take 3 months of training and 1 month of assessment , graduation and setup. 

Who Can Apply Under the N-power tech hardware Programme?

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

What kind of Job falls under this Categories?

  • Assembly Plant Technician Trainer
  • Device network technician
  • Device technicians
  • Device maintenance


Training under the program will last 11 weeks. Not less than 10,000 individuals who aspire to be ICT professional will be trained in software development. Participants will be enabled with a device to continue the practice and exploration of opportunities after training.

Who Can Apply Under the N-power Tech Software Programme?

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

What kind of Job falls under this Categories?

  • App Developer
  • Game Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Computer System Analyst
  • Systems Software Developer
  • Software Tester
  • Trainer


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.

Who Can Apply Under the N-power Health Programme?

Volunteers for The N power health scheme will require a level of qualifications 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. You can read more about this category via N power official website by clicking HERE

What kind of Job falls under this Categories?

  • 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

Now that you know what Npower is all about and you want to give it a try, we are going to explain to you how to apply for N-power.

Before any application for Npower, Intending participants will need to fulfil some basic requirements which are;

  • Intending applicants should be age of 18 – 35
  • BVN should be available
  • Your personal and bio details such as address, Email, Education qualifications will be required
  • A recent passport photograph which shouldn’t be more than 1mb in size

If you meet up with these criteria and wish to apply for N-Power you can do so by following these steps.

  1. Visit the N-power site by clicking HERE
  2. Fill out the necessary contact information field such as your phone number and email.
  3. Please note you will be required to verify your email address.
  4. After sucessfully verifying your address then you will be redirected to a page where your bank details and other data will be submitted
  5. Choose if you are Educated or not
  6. You will be asked some questions before you can upload a government id for verification
  7. After this process cross check your names and other information just in case you may have missed something or made an error
  8. Click submit
  9. After submitting, you will be given a unique ID which you should keep safe.

That’s all for now, we hope this article was helpful to you. If you any more questions or you are unclear about anything please drop your question in the comments section below.


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