Recall that some weeks back, the transition option appeared on the profiles of many N-Power volunteers. Some were fast enough to have made their choices before the thing was taken down. N-Power, in giving reason for the taking down of the option, said that it was a test and promised to return it as soon as all is set. True to their promise, the option was back earlier today. However, as at the time of posting this article, it has been taken down the second time. As it was the previous time, some volunteers were fast enough to make their choices while some were not. The action word here is ‘please be patient.’ If you are an N-Power volunteer, you should be conversant with this sentence by now. SCHOOLUPDATE, has brought you the whole details here. So read on to get the necessary information while waiting for the option to be reactivated. Most important, use this time to study about the available options so that you can make informed decisions later.
We all know that N-Power is an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria as part of its Social Investment Programmes (SIPS). It was aimed at helping young Nigerians to obtain and improve life-long skills to become solution providers in their various communities.
In their effort at further improving the programme, the n-power transition survey is brought out “to help further map N-Power Batch 1 volunteers to available/prospective economic opportunities and to improve specialized training to matched opportunities,” according to the background information provided on the volunteers profile pages. Volunteers are, therefore, advised to note the following:
• Taking part in the survey is not in any way a guarantee of employment or retention
• The survey does not in any way signify or point to the end of the road for the 2016 volunteers in the N-Power Programme
• The options to choose from presented are not final. More options will be added and be made available occasionally depending on economic realities.
How to Participate
The following economic opportunities have been secured for the N-Power Batch 1 Beneficiaries. You are advised to read through and gather all the necessary information regarding the individual options before making your choices. In order not to alter the intended meaning and conditions of the options, they are quoted directly as posted on the N-Power profile page. The available options are:
A. BECOME A SANEF AGENT
SANEF (Shared Agent Network Expansion Facility) is a project powered by the Central Bank of Nigeria, Deposit Money Banks, Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, licensed Mobile Money Operators and Shared Agents with the primary objective of accelerating financial inclusion in Nigeria. The project seeks to deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria through an integrated ecosystem with strong regulatory oversight, consumer protection and interoperable systems with limited concentration risk. It will create a platform for Nigerian owned financial services companies to grow whilst empowering and creating jobs for Nigerians. Wherever you see the SANEF identity, you can perform basic financial services such as; account opening, cash deposits and withdrawals, funds transfer as well as bills payment.
B. BECOME A FIELD AGENT
Becoming a field agent enables you to Work as a mobile money Agent for a Bank, Data collector for Research Agencies or Consumer Goods Company. Join the community collecting Data for our society and offering services to your community.
This option gives you the convenience and freedom to earn through various streams within but not limited to you community.
C. START A BUSINESS (GEEP LOAN)
Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) is a micro-lending intervention that targets traders, artisans, enterprising youth, farmers and women in particular, by providing loans between 10,000 and 100,000 at no monthly cost to beneficiaries.
By selecting this option, you will be shortlisted to qualify for a loan to start a business of your choice with conditions that you provide a viable business plan.
D. START A FARM / EXPAND YOUR FARM (NIRSAL)
The NIRSAL-N-Power Next Programme aims to provide a sustainable commercial platform as an exit strategy for the Graduate Volunteers in the N-Power programme in Agriculture. The target of the project is to onboard the Graduate Volunteers by engaging them in the Pre-Upstream, Upstream, Midstream and Downstream Segments of the Agricultural Value Chain.
E. BECOME A TEACHER
This option is for beneficiaries who have an interest and have displayed tremendous expertise in the field of teaching, to be absorbed into available teaching slots in government schools in their states.
Note that this option is dependent on the availability of slots as well as the capacity and needs of the state government to recruit teachers into their schools.
F. COMMUNITY POLICE
President Muhammadu Buhari has stated the commitment of his government to implement a community policing program. Individuals within the community would be recruited and trained as community police officers and would only work within that community.
This option is for beneficiaries who have an interest in becoming community police men in their communities. This option is dependent on the availability of slots and the governments’ capacity and needs in recruiting community policemen.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR SELECTION
Before going on to select from the available options, kindly note the following:
• You are allowed to select a maximum of two  options altogether
• Once submitted, there will be no room to modify or alter the options submitted
• Kindly select in order of preference
• In each category below, select only one option
Choose between becoming a Community Policeman and becoming a Teacher
The two options in the category are becoming a Field Agent and starting a Business (GEEP Loan)
For this category, you can choose between becoming a SANEF Agent and Start a Farm/Expand your Farm (NIRSAL).
Source: N-Power volunteer profile page.
Note: If the option is not active on your profile after logging in, just go to your address bar and type http://npvn.npower.gov.ng/npower-transition. It will surely appear.