Massive Recruitment at Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (PYES)

Massive Recruitment at Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (PYES): The Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme also known as PYES is a programme anchored by the presidency to empower 774,000 youths across the 36 states and Abuja

In the article, we will tell you how to apply, application deadline, method of application, general requirements, the aim of the programme, time frame of the programme, and all you need to know about the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme in terms of its application

This Programme  (Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (PYES)) is aimed at  creating at least 774,000 empowerment opportunities for Nigerian Youths, from age 18 to 40

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“The P-YES scheme covers the “Youth” defined in the Nigerian National youth policy (2009) as male and female individuals whose ages are between 18 and 40 years old. This programme 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.” Apply here

Time Frame of the Programme


The programme will spam through a period of two years, within these years, beneficiaries would have acquired enough skills capable of making them self-reliant and the ability to empower others

“Youth will undergo training and practical skills acquisition programmes in multiple vocations.

The beneficiaries will be given Seed Empowerment Tools (SET), which they are expected to grow and further empower other members of their community”

Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (PYES) Categories



ICT & Mobile money


Technical Acquisition


Food and beverages


Requirements for Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES)

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

Beneficiaries should possess the capacity to transfer knowledge and mentor pairs within their communities.

Applicants must complete a guarantor’s form

The scheme will be accessible to the literate, semi-literate, and non-literate population.

The threshold for qualification is set at the basic ability and capacity to learn and be teachable.

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).

How to Apply

Applicants are to register their interest by login into

And fill the online form accordingly

Applicants are to learn more via the portal provided for the “mode and operandi” of the scheme



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