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A scheme of the Federal Government‘s social investment programmes, N-Power has urged beneficiaries to participate in the IBM Jumpstart Competition and shared information on how to take part in it, Concise News reports.
Tweeting on Thursday via its official Twitter handle, the scheme reiterates that registering interest in the competition can only be done on the NPVN portal of beneficiaries.
You should participate in the IBM Jumpstart Competition.
Open your NPVN portal and click on IBM Jumpstart Competition icon and follow the instructions.
Start NOW! pic.twitter.com/8ITz16EdWT
— N-Power (@npower_ng) June 20, 2019
The competition aims to:
- Enable Nigerian citizens, entrepreneurs, and communities with the knowledge and tools to innovate, and design, develop, and launch their own digital solutions.
- Enable vital skills development needed to transform Nigeria to the next level of productivity and efficiency
- Enable N-Power volunteers to learn on the IBM platform
The Idea Challenge:
Participants would be required to propose a solution and business case which should be aimed at solving Challenges related to any of the following fields namely: Education, Agriculture and Health care and should address a specific problem that can be implemented at scale.
The competition is focused on all batches of N-Teach, N-Health, N-Agro volunteers and it consists of four stages.
Terms and Conditions:
- Plagiarism or any form of unauthentic ideas and solutions will lead to disqualification
- By entering the N-Power Jumpstart challenge you agree to have your name, details and photos published online, printed in brochures or in a future issue of the IBM N-Power jumpstart challenge.
- IBM N-Power Jumpstart challenge team reserves the right to make changes as regards completion and submission dates.
- IBM is authorised to share weekly information on the participants with the highest number of badges.
It also engages another 200,000 non-graduates in training or on attachment to organisations as interns.
Beneficiaries of the federal government empowerment scheme N-Power who were “secretly” disengaged will stage a peaceful demonstration in Abuja, Friday, July 5th, 2019.
The affected beneficiaries told this news medium that the demonstration is part of measures to get the attention of the government and Nigerians to their plight.
They noted that the N-Power has been their source of livelihood, lamenting that if disengaged, their lives will be badly affected.
One of those affected, Muhammed Malami, said that he was “resigned” from the scheme since April.
According to him, he had sent a mail to N-Power but was told that his details were sketchy for the issue to be addressed then.
Others affected equally alleged that they have not been paid since April with about 1000 N-Power beneficiaries having the same issue across the nation.