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Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES) – See full details and how to apply

Do you know the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES) is ongoing to develop various skills and its free to apply? You need to see and read more about the programme to know what it entails as well as the various interventions attached to it for you to be able to apply. This post has summarized the important details of the programme and we hope it will be useful in making you sign up today.

Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES) - See full details and how to apply

 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.

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.

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.

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 undertakes.
  • 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.





The agricultural sector presents the Nigerian youth with a vast opportunity of being profitably engaged while contributing to the national GDP. This intervention has been designed to fill in the different levels of the agriculture value chain. Beneficiaries will be provided with Seed Empowerment Tools and are expected to manage this as a business with the aim of empowering another youth with the requisite skills and know how from the proceeds and profit of the business.

Rice Processing

Beneficiaries will be empowered with Mini Rice Mills to serve as a Seed Business Tool especially in rural farming communities.


Succesful beneficiaries will be equipped with P-YES fabricated Mobile and stationary Butchery machines and facilities.

Poultry Farming

Beneficiaries who are successful in this category will be empowered with Day old chicks, feed, medications and poultry cages that will accommodate a minimum of 150 chicks. Beneficiaries will also be provided with Mobile (Tricycle) wheelers for the sales and distribution of eggs.

Fish Farming

For this set of participants, Starter packs (fingerlings, tanks, Inflatable tubes, fish meal) will be provided to enable a smooth take off of their farm.


Back pack sprayers, bicycles and neccessary chemicals will be provided for beneficiaries in this category. This service is targeted at both rural and urban communities.

Irrigation Irrigation/pumping machines will be provided to serve as a source of income and to also serve rural communities that engage in cash crop farming.

Fresh Egg Delivery

Wheelers will be provided for egg distribution . The eggs will be lifted from the poultry farms for distribution to consumers.



The fashion industry in Nigeria is growing at a fast pace and presents the youth with a huge opportunity for entrepreneurship. To this end, chosen individuals will be trained and equipped with the basic tools to engage in and run micro, small and medium scale businesses withing the fashion industry.

Fabrics & Tailoring

Successful beneficiaries will be trained and given sewing and garment making/designing machines.

Make Up & Cosmetics

Successful trainees will be equipped with modern day cosmetic kits. They can choose to be mobile vendors or be stationed in tents that will be provided by P-YES.

Barbing & Hair Dressing

Trained and successful beneficiaries will be empowered with clippers, customised cabins, hair dressing kits and accessories.


Mobile photography kits will be provided for beneficiaries who have been trained in the provision of this service.


Beneficiaries who are passionate about being entrepreneurs in culinary, smoothie making, confectionaries, fruit and vegetable sales will be given adequate training and empowered with starter packs to run their businesses.


Beneficiaries will be empowered to kick off their business with a Starter Pack comprising of Mobile Food (tricycle) wheeler, Gas cylinder, oven and other necessary materials.


Participants in this category will be equipped with tents (for stationary vendors), chairs, coolers, pots and other necessary equipments. Food (tricycle) wheelers will be provided for mobile food vendors. They will be able to produce and market such food, snacks and drinks as sugarcane juice, beverages, smoothies, noodles and so many others.


Participants will be trained in the fabrication and assembly of Tractor and implements, welding, vulcanizing and automobile servicing. At the end of the training, beneficiaries will be equipped with tools with which to commercially engage in the vocations which they have been trained in.


Beneficiaries will be trained in metal fabrication and welding with the aim of establishing them in the business with tools like welding machines and other accessories.

Car Wash / Vulcanizing

Successful trainees will be equipped with the state of the art car wash equipment and trained in automobile servicing in order to complement the services they will be providing. Vulcanizing and tyre repairs are businesses that have outgrown manual labour. This is also a vocation that can rake in substantial income on a daily basis. To this end, beneficiaries will be empowered with requisite tools to carry out this service and grow their businesses. These tools include, pumping machines, tents, wheel balancing equipment, car service bays and a host of others.

Tractor Assembly

Beneficiaries will be trained to locally fabricate and assemble tractor parts. They will also be trained in the servicing of tractors and other farm implements.

Auto Mechanics

Participants will be trained in modern day car diagnostics and repairs using modern techniques and equipment that will be provided by P-YES.



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- 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





If you are experiencing problems signing up, please send an email to info@p-yes.gov.ng or call +234 (0) 803 568 4620, +234 (0) 806 000 0399


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