Npower: Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede Bids farewell to Npower

Heartfelt message left Npower volunteers in shock.

Npower: Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede Beads farewell to Npower: One of the cluster heads and the pioneer of the npower programme, Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede has left the npower programme

In his heartfelt message, the beads farewell to all volunteers, and thanked them for their cooperation during his term as the head of the pragramm. See

 Mr Afolabi is no longer in charge or in control of the npower project, all powers and authorities now lies in the hand of the hon. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Umar sadiya, the  head of the ministry

A strategist, Mr Afolabi successfully carried out massive recruitment with professionalism, expertise, accountability and enthusiasm.

Well loved by volunteers for his Facebook live chat, he successfully communicated all news and information volunteers need to know

Being the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Job creation, Mr Afolabi will no longer be in control of the programme


 “The model used in all aspect of the programme from the online application to the selection and enrolment process and the impact the programme has on Nigerian youths is a work carefully planned and thought off by Mr. Afolabi.”-Volunteers

 “A leader like Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede is one among the Npower leaders that made that process possible. His listening ability and simplicity in interacting with the Npower volunteers will be missed”-volunteers alleged

On the 1st of May 2020, Mr Afolabi took to his twitter handle to share the news that he has handover the management of Npower programme fully to the ministry of humanitarian and affairs, disaster management and social development.

Mr. Afolabi’s Tenure


Professor Yemi Osibanjo, the vice president, a noble man, full of vision and creativity, enriched with wisdom and positivity, made Mr. Afolabi the Caretaker and the cluster head of the Npower programme

The programme went smooth and sound, batch A was well managed to a large extent. The Government headed by President buhari saw that the programme is a success story of his government- An accolade well commended by all Nigerians. Hence Batch B of 300,000 volunteers were on boarded

Even the opposition parties were shamed and left to wonder if such laudable programme could see the light of the day, given the lean resources met by the buhari government

Afolabi- A well experienced Strategist:

  • Beneficiaries’ Stipends were never delayed compared to the present Head of the Npower programme or the head of ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development
  • There where communication and friendly relationship between Employees and Employers
  • Gave hope and courage to beneficiaries, the move for permanency was activated
  • With his constant face book live chat, beneficiaries where at ease and kept in touch with the Federal Government
  • Volunteers once had the opportunities to go to the situation room, on one-on-one contact ask and meet with mr. Afolabi
  • Mr. Afolabi made it a duty to visit PPA of beneficiaries- a move that kept all volunteers alert and serious
  • He instituted many other laudable internal control mechanisms that help youths see the beauty of skills acquisitions as the driver of the economy, Ntech (software and hardware), Nbuild etc

400,000 Volunteers to be Recruited, Portal to Open Soon

All is set to bring new Npower volunteers into the programme, a Social Investment programme that was established to reduce the high unemployment rate in the country.

There are currently close to 500,000 in the npower programme, serving in different segments and categories in Places of Primary Assignment (PPA)

The programme will boast of 1 MILLION volunteers when 400,000 nemerical strength is added to it, making it the largest in Africa, and an accolade to the Buhari administration

Last month, the Hon. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Umar Saidya Farouq, disclosed plans to welcome 400,000 volunteers

In her precise words, “We are working hard to streamline the programme for greater efficiency and to provide opportunities for more Nigerian youths. We will recruit 400,000 volunteers by June

 According to Punch Newspaper, “The minister said, Batch A beneficiaries were denying other Nigerians an opportunity to access the programme and gain skills for entrepreneurship and employment”

“Apparently, batch A have overstayed their welcome, enjoyed more grace of being paid stipends, with devices”

“But more Nigerian youths need to be onboarded to alleviate poverty at large, in line with the president vision of lifting 100 million people out of poverty by creating opportunities to enhance the productivity of the Nigerian youth”

A look at the npower website, shows major changes have taken place, set to receive applications when the registration hits the ground running 

Umar Saidya Farouq, the Social Development Minister will make a pronouncement in respect to this very soon

Our page has been overwhelmed by applicants, asking questions relating to npower, questions like:

When will Npower form be out?

When will 2020 Npower registration starts?

What are the requirements for Npower registration?

Will npower distributes devices to volunteers?

Why the delay in Npower Stipends?


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