About Npower Volunteers Network

Here are all you need to know about us.

In 2016, the federal government of Nigeria introduced the N-power programme as a social investment programme.

It was said to employ 300,000 applicants, train them and deploy them to their various areas of primary assignment.

It was due to unemployment among Nigerian youths and lack of Skills and knowledge which are the driving forces of economic growth and social development that prompts the FG to institute the programme.

N-power is set to develop the skills of 300,000 unemployed graduates and undergraduates in the areas of teaching, health, agriculture, knowledge and other categories.

The most important thing is that those deployed will be paid a monthly stipend for the number of years in which the programme is going to stay.

Now, what is NPVN?

It simply means N-power Volunteers Network. It comprises of those who were selected from the list of those that applied for npower programme.

There are different stages of selection. The first stage is the application stage, at the end of the application stage, all those who met with the requirements will be selected for an online test.

After the online test, those who passed will be shortlisted for physical verification before the final selection list will be released. Those whose name appears in the final selection list will be deployed to their different place of primary assignment.

They will now be addressed as volunteers. (Npower Volunteers Network) or corps.

The aim is for them to also help in actualising Nigeria’s economic and strategic aspirations of achieving food security and self-sufficiency.


To become an npower volunteers member, you must first apply through the npower recruitment portal. The portal is open for any unemployed graduate and non-graduate in Nigeria.

Before then, you will need to check the requirements.


The initial modular programmes in N-Power are designed for Nigerian citizens between the ages of 18 and 35.

Generally, the selection is based on:

→ Passing the relevant tests;

→ your expression of a genuine interest in whichever area you decide;

→ Your willingness to push yourself beyond your comfort zone; and

→ Ability to show a flair to develop all the skills you need to be the best you can be.

While there are fixed requirements along the way, we will be relying on you to take ownership of the process and take the lead in shaping your route, by making the most of the training that you will receive.

For the purposes of N-Power, Graduate means any post-tertiary qualification including an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) or as may be specified by the programme.

Applicants for npower graduate category will have to provide their NYSC certificate or discharge letter.

Since you have read about us, you can also check the different programmes under npower.