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10 Reasons You Should Apply For Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (p-yes) Now!

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Sani Ibrahim
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa,University
Agricultural economics and extension
100Level, Nigeria.
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Why you should apply for Presidential Youth Empowerment
scheme (P-Yes) now – The mainstream media is not talking
about the Presidential Youth Empowerment scheme (P-Yes)
like they are talking about the N-Power program, surprisingly
the P-Yes scheme will create more jobs and business
morethan the N-Power on the long run. If you are yet to apply
for the P-Yes program now is the time to do so – tap here to
apply now !
The P-YES scheme is designed as an incubation Programme
whereby youth will be directly empowered with Seed
Empowerment Tools (SET) with the aim of creating multiple
layers of empowerment.
he scheme aims to create at least 774,000 empowerment
opportunities through direct youth empowerment over a
minimum period of two years.
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.
The Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES) has
been conceived and designed to:
Fight and reduce unemployment among Nigerian youth by
creating at least 774,000 empowerment opportunities.
Train and empower youth to have the capacity to empower at
least on other youth within his/her immediate community.
Create wealth among the growing youth population.
Guarantee sustained income for the target group.
Fight the scourge of criminality and drug abuse among the
youth by empowering them to be productively engaged.
Help achieve the financial inclusion strategy of the Federal
Government of Nigeria.
Enhance production, productivity and value addition for new
and existing urban and rural entrepreneurs across the 774
Local Government Areas in Nigeria on a sustainable basis.
Consolidate and integrate youth development into the main
stream of government policies, programmes and the national
Build the capacity of the youth to enable them take charge of
their own wellbeing and future by building their assets and
realizing their potentials.
To integrate the youth into the Economic Diversification policy
of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Contribute to GDP growth through the development of Micro,
Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs).
The youth will undergo training in multiple vocations such as
agriculture, Information technology, fashion, catering,
technology acquisition and many other stategic vocations
Successful trainees will be equipped with Seed Empowerment
Tools (SET)s such as rice mills, poultry accessories, branded
mobile kiosks, farm implements, mobile restaurants, tents,
photography units etc.
P-YES Operation Framework
The scheme is to be administered under 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.
Seed Empowerment Tools (SET)
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
P-YES Seed Incubation Programme
The P-YES Seed Incubation Programme (PSIP) is anchored on
the principle of two for one. That is, each of the 774,000
beneficiaries is expected to reproduce at least one beneficiary
over a period of 12 months after being empowered with a
seed business tool.
Monitoring, Compliance and Evaluation
The executuon of the scheme will be monitored by an Impact
Assessment, Compliance and Evaluation Monitoring Team.
The team has a mandate to ensure that beneficiaries of the
scheme operate within the guidelines of the scheme.
Beneficiary Management
The P-YES office has a beneficiary management team to
undertake the following:
Monitor beneficiaries’ usage of empowerment tools.
Monitor the growth pattern of the business the beneficiary
Ensure that the beneficiary understands and implements the
scope of the scheme.
Ensure that the beneficiary mentors and establishes another
person in the business he or she engages in over a period of
twelve months from the date of benefiting from the scheme.
Expectations From Beneficiaries
At the end of the training the beneficiaries will be expected to:
Be productively skillful in chosen areas of vocation.
Ensure the sustenance of benefits derived from P-YES.
Mentor other members of their community.
Ensure all empowerment tools in their care are properly
maintained and utilised.
Ensure knowledge transfer around their communities.
Beneficiary is expected to display the ability to drive his or her
business profitably with clear capacity for growth.
Return on Investments (ROI) Model
The P-YES initiative has developed an ROI model that will be
given to every selected beneficiary. The purpose of the ROI
model is to help the beneficiaries keep track of their business
to ensure profitability.
The tracker also serves as a tool for efficient monitoring and
assessment by the P-YES monitoring team.
Reward Scheme
The programme also has put in place reward schemes for
participants who have profitably operated their business over a
period of one year.
Requirements for application
The scheme will be accessible to the literate, semi-literate
and the non-literate population.
The threshold for qualification is set at the basic ability and
capacity to learn and be teachable.
In addition to the fore going, the following is set as the basic
pre-conditions for enlistment;
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-
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
Beneficiary should posses the capacity to transfer knowledge
and mentor pairs within their communities.
Applicants Must Complete a guarantor’s form. Get Form here
Important Notice
Application For the presidential youth empowerment scheme
are to be made via this portal and the resources. It is
important to note that no registration fees will be required
during the application / selection process. Please be aware of
fraudulent entities who may try to prey on honest citizens.
How to apply
Applying for the programme is easy. Just start by giving us
your phone number and follow the instructions provided
Apply In person In the event you can not or you choose not to
apply online, you can collect a registration form from any of
our offices here
Do you need high paying jobs in Nigeria? If yes Submit your
CV here and stand a chance of landing your dream job!

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