Federal Government Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES 2019)

The Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES) is structured as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative driven by the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Students Affairs (OSAPYSA). The program is targeted at providing solutions to the challenges of youth unemployment, through the execution of direct empowerment initiatives.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES)

Location: Nationwide

The Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES) GOALS 
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 budget.
  • 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 community.

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.

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 citizen, male or female between the ages of 18 and 40.
  • Applicant must have, at least one valid means of identification (National Identity card, International Passport, Permanent Voters Card- PVC).
  • 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.
  • Beneficiary should posses the capacity to transfer knowledge and mentor pairs within their communities.
  • Applicants Must Complete a guarantor’s form. Get Form here(pdf

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Start Application

Click Here to Download Guarantor’s Form (pdf)

Application Procedure

  • Apply Online via the link above, applying for the programme is easy.
  • Just start by giving us your phone number and follow the instructions provided

Important Notice

  • Application For the presidential youth empowerment scheme are to be made via thie above link 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.

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  1. Akinjide James says:

    You are doing well

  2. Adeyosola Mudasiru says:

    Can a fresh graduate who registered for P-YES also register for N-POWER when its out?

  3. Ntol says:

    Please after filling the guarantor form where do I submit it at what is next

    • Joel says:

      When is the program going to commence?
      Same of us that apply since last year, do we need to reapply again? Feed back please, Thank you.

    • Simon Odey Iyaji says:

      I applied for the P-yes program since early this year but have not been contacted…can I still apply?


    notify me when the program will start

  5. david victor uche says:

    please notify me whenever there is any job vacant

  6. Chi chi says:

    Pls how can I apply?

  7. Lucky says:

    nodify me when it will commence,I was told that once the sent you a mail with a pin you can still proceed even as the first batch is close of which I try but to no avail.What do I do.Still have a my guarantor form

  8. Lucky says:

    please notify me when another batch will commence,I try it but due to net work I was unable to proceed but I was sent a pin through my mail but unable to log in.Wha do I do.

  9. Peace says:

    Please I need the job someone should assist me on the registration my contact 08038531986

  10. Adeyemo Daniel Ademola says:

    Wow! I never knew something like this is on until this day. Please keep me posted most especially about P- yes and N- power.

    Thanks. God bless Nigeria.

  11. OLABODE ADEOLA says:

    Please alert me of any vacancy.

  12. Ndudi says:

    please notify me when the program will start

  13. King Akpobari says:

    please notify me of any update on job. thanks you sir/

  14. Alexander says:

    Email me job notifications

  15. JONAH O says:


  16. IVARA OSCAR says:


  17. Maxwell I. Ibekwe says:

    Plz notify me for current employment

  18. Ajasa Babatunde says:

    Pls i tried to open the application on my fone buh is not opening buh am able to download the gaurantor form. pls wht did i need to do again. tanks

  19. Chidinma says:

    Please, notify me when you start.

  20. Chidinma says:

    Please, notify me.

  21. christiana adeleke says:

    notify me when the programe will start

  22. Mfon Andrew says:

    Please I have applied but up til now no notification

  23. Mfon Andrew says:

    Please I have applied but up till now no notification. Mfon Andrew , [email protected]

  24. Celine Onuba says:

    Does this scheme help someone who is finding it hard to finance he or she academic pursuit?

  25. Oguamalam Miriam says:

    Please notify me when ever there job opportunities.

    Miriam oguamalam

  26. Okigbo Augustine Chukwuemeka says:

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  27. Aishat .E. Ibrahim says:


  28. Ohazuruike Stephena Onyinyechi says:

    Please notify me

  29. Rebecca Weiss says:

    What an incredible program. It is so important to empower youth to be entrepreneurs and leaders. I am impressed with the government’s initiative here! Great article.

  30. Asadu Evangeline nnenna says:

    I have registered,and also submitted everything, when is d names coming out

  31. Olorunfemi Bukola says:

    When is d short listed candidate of p yes be release

  32. Erasmus says:

    Notify me when the program will start in 2019


    please,notify me for any job vacancy

  34. adamu muhammad idris says:

    When the p-yes will starts work?

  35. JOHN RAYMOND says:


  36. JOHN RAYMOND says:

    Notify me when you’re recruiting. Thanks

  37. JOHN RAYMOND says:

    Notify me of latest developments.thanks

  38. Olorunsomo Ololade says:

    My phone number is 08159311159… I will love to be updated

  39. Katyo Kenneth says:

    Iam interested my no 08104066205

  40. Moses Aiyanyor says:

    Dear All,
    pls i could not apply for the P-YES programme. it wll be showing me ,your account has been suspended.
    I need who will guide me on this o. Thanks

  41. Enesha Ginika says:

    I’m interested how do i apply for it

  42. Bekee Priscilla Homa says:

    Good evening, please I started the registration but stopped half way now I tried accessing it but its showing account suspended. What do I do?

  43. Aliu damilola motunrayo says:

    Please when will the program start? please notify me when there is any job vacancy.

  44. Uche Omawumi says:

    i want update on P-YES and job update.

  45. Damilola says:

    Pls notify me

  46. Ochei jebolise Steven says:

    Please kindly contact when ever a new job spring up. Tanx

  47. Uket peace says:

    I registered for p yes since February I have also fill the guarantor form what is the way out now

  48. Patrick ibiang inyang says:

    Thanks for ur information, pls due notify me of any N power job.

  49. Oshomah stanley says:

    Please sir which of d program is meant for graduate is it p-yes or N-power.

  50. Fibi says:

    Pls is this real?

  51. hakeem says:

    I have been short listed but i haven’t seen any update

  52. Amadi.T.chukuemeka says:

    To me I think federal government should partner with firms to create jobs for the youth and to reduce unemployment in our society.

    • Abah Felix says:

      Were you notify via the email or phone number? Or how did check the Short list? I applied but have not heard anything thing about pyes up till now.

  53. Amadi chukuemeka says:

    Please notify me true my mail whenever they call for this program,because all my details has being summited thanks.

  54. Adelusi kayode says:

    THE page is not going again

    • Ubon Paul Umouko says:

      I applied and was shortlisted but ever since then I have receive no further update as to what should be the next line of action. I don’t know if the program is still valid but am very hopeful and I would like to be updated.

  55. David Akpan says:

    Hi av tried to register, but unable to,

  56. Chinyere Ahonkhai says:

    I am in interest pls alert me

  57. Chinyere Ahonkhai says:

    Am in interest pls alert me

  58. sule yunusa says:

    notify me when they is job vacancy

  59. Morogbonwon John says:

    Pls notify me when they is job vacancy

  60. Harmony says:

    I try to apply but not working pls I need to apply help me out

  61. Osuji says:

    Pls notify me pls [email protected] thanks

  62. Nwachukwu Dontus Ifeanyi says:

    the site is not opening,whats wrong?

  63. Nwachukwu Dontus Ifeanyi says:

    The site is no more responding,please whats the cause?

  64. Ubon Paul Umouko says:

    I applied and was shortlisted but ever since then I have receive no further update as to what should be the next line of action. I don’t know if the program is still valid but am very hopeful and I would like to be updated.

  65. Aworetan femi says:

    Thanks to this government

  66. Confidence says:

    Goodday ,Please when will the program start? please notify me when there is any job vacancy thanks!!!!

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