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Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (PYES) 2020-2021 for Young Nigerians

The Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (PYES) 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.

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About Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES)

The Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme, PYES is a scheme structured as a Public-Private Partnership initiative. The PYES initiative is coordinated by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Students Affairs (OSAPYSA) powered by the office of the Secretary to the Federal Government. The scheme aims at largely creating opportunities for Nigerian youths for two years. Officially, the initiative took off in December 2016. The primary role of the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme is to provide solutions to the Nigerian youth unemployment challenge through the executi... read more


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Aim and Benefits of Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme

  1. 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 community.
  2. P-YES Seed Incubation Program: The P-YES Seed Incubation Program (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.

Requirements for Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme Qualification

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;

  1. Applicant must be a Nigerian male or female between the ages of 18 and 40.
  2. Applicant must have a means of identification (National Identity card, International Passport, Permanent Voters Card- PVC).
  3. Applicant must provide a Second Level Beneficiary (SLB) to qualify for benefitting from the scheme.
  4. Ability to communicate in Basic English language and or any local Nigerian language.
  5. Provable upright character and a stable mind.
  6. Applicant must provide a guarantor preferably a community or religious leader.
  7. Ability to secure the endorsement of a local government official.
  8. Beneficiary should posses the capacity to transfer knowledge and mentor pairs within their communities.
  9. Applicants Must Complete a guarantor’s form

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Application Deadline

Not Specified


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES) on p-yes.gov.ng to apply

For more details, visit P-YES website



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