What P-YES is all About: P-YES Registration, Goals and Eligibility

Update: Information on Successful Shortlisted Pyes Candidates below

P-YES is the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme. This scheme is powered by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and coordinated by the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Youth and Student Affairs.

What P-YES is all About: P-YES Registration, Goals and Eligibility

The P-YES is aiming to create at least 774,000 empowerment opportunities through direct youth empowerment over a period of two years according to the coordinator.

Who is Eligible to apply for P-YES

To be eligible to apply for the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme,  you must be a Nigerian male or female within the ages of 18 -40 years. This is the “Youth Age” as stated in the Nigerian National Youth Policy.


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 one 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 well-being 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).

Source: p-yes.gov.ng/about/goals

P-YES Recruitment Requirement for Eligible Applicants

The below listed are the requirements for applying for the P-YES;

  • Applicant must be Nigerian male or female within the ages of 18 – 40.
  • Applicant must show the basic capacity to learn and be teachable.
  • 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.
  • Applicant must show 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.

P-YES Guarantor Form

Follow link to view and download P-YES Guarantor Form.

To know more about the P-YES program and how to register, keep reading.

The P-YES Intervention targets to Empower Youth in the following sectors;

  1. Agriculture
  2. Fashion and Beauty
  3. Food & Beverages
  4. Healthcare
  5. Technology Acquisition

P-YES Recruitment Application Procedure

Applying for the P-YES is easy but make sure you are qualified as stated above.

Also note, when applying for the P-YES, make sure you do so with an email you have access to and your own mobile number. This is because a code is sent to you through that medium and the code is required to continue the registration process.

Visit the P-YES Registration link to start your registration now – https://applicant.p-yes.gov.ng/signup

Please note that p-yes registration is free.

You can also contact P-YES coordinators through their email if you encounter any issue during registration – in**@p-***.ng

Benefits of P-YES

Successful applicants will benefit the following from the P-YES;

  1. Entrepreneurial and Employability Skills.
  2. National Skill Qualification Certificate
  3. Monthly Stipends

Please Note:

The coordinators of the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme is taking this programme very seriously hence every successful applicant should expect to be monitored as there are Impact Assessment, Compliance and Evaluation Monitoring team that will be sent out to make sure beneficiaries of the scheme operates within the scheme guidelines.

Listed below are the work of the P-YES Monitoring Team:

  • 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.

What is Expected From P-YES Beneficiaries

  • 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 utilized.
  • 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.

Source: p-yes.gov.ng

Reward For Outstanding Beneficiaries

The P-YES programme has also put in place reward schemes for participants who have profitably operated their business over a period of one year. Not every participant will be rewarded, only the outstanding participants.


The P-YES is a programme every unemployed youth should consider as it gives you the opportunity to learn skills that will help you become self dependent as well as get paid while you’re learning. The scheme will accept the first 100,000 qualified applicants. So hurry up and do your p-yes registration now – https://applicant.p-yes.gov.ng/signup

You can also share this information with your friends and family.

Update on Pyes Shortlisted Candidates

Please note that the first batch registration for the Pyes program has closed and successful candidates shortlisted in some states. Messages has been sent to the successful candidates. If you got any message from the organizers, please follow instructions or wait for further directives from the promoters of the P-Yes program.

Remember, do not give any individual money (bribe) to help you get shortlisted. The program is completely free.

Update (31/5/2019): P-Yes website has been down for a while now. Was this programme designed to woo the youths to vote for the incumbent and stopped after they have won the election or just a technical error? We will found out, but in the mean time, subscribe to our page to get updates and when the site comes up.

Francis Nwokike

Francis Nwokike is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Total Entrepreneurs. A Social Entrepreneur and experienced Disaster Manager. He loves researching and discussing business trends and providing startups with valuable insights into running a profitable business. He created TTE to share ideas and tips to help entrepreneurs run and grow their businesses.

60 Responses

  1. ubale wanty akuyam says:


  2. Bakare Adewale says:

    When would the form available

  3. Emmanuel says:

    how can I register

  4. Rimamshong boyi says:

    Please I have not yet received message sir.

  5. chimezie uchenna says:

    I receive congras message that my application is sucessful but since then I have not receive another message

    • Lhizzy says:

      When did you received that? I mean the exact date. Is it that they’ve sent another message after the last one they sent around May? I need to know. Thanks

  6. ISAH USAINI says:


  7. Aliyu Rahmaniyya says:

    i received a text msge saying my PYes
    has pass the 2nd stage and is now on
    third stage of processing on the 27th
    May, 2019. but i am seeing sum pple
    saying they r being shortlisted, wen was
    d shortlisting came out?

  8. Mustapha sheriff says:

    I submitted mine since but up till now I haven’t received any text. Is there any alternative way please?

  9. Ibrahim Saadu says:

    i received a text msge saying my PYes has pass the 2nd stage and is now on third stage of processing on the 27th May, 2019. but i am seeing sum pple saying they r being shortlisted, wen was d shortlisting came out?

  10. raheem afeez oriyomi says:

    Please notify me when shortlisted of p -yes is out

  11. Emmanuel Mamman says:

    Good evening sir. I apply for P Yes but till now no message, I am from BORNO STATE what can i do sir? May God bless you.

    • Please kindly note that if you did not receive a message from Pyes, it means you’re not lucky this time and will have to wait for the next batch as the first 100 persons have been selected and the first batch closed. Read the article for update. Regards

  12. Abdurrahman Hassanu says:

    I am a member of p-yes.

  13. Utazi Christopher says:

    I have received a message showing me that am successful for the p-yes registration on February but since then no directive again have been given. Sir how can i see my name in the shortlisted list?

  14. Sodiq says:

    Good day, i saw message about me been shorrtisted but nothing more since then

  15. nkeki habila says:

    Please sir people have started receiving messages on February 16 but I didn’t received mine. I completed the application.Thank

  16. muhammad isma'ila rumamaya says:

    Please Mr Francis Nwokike on 19 february people received message. I didnt receive mine, I completed my application. Pls help me sir.

    • Hello Muhammad, if you didn’t receive any message it could translate to you not qualifying this time. You may need to reapply in the second phase of the program coming up soon. All the best.

  17. Anuoluwapo says:

    Pls sir, update me with any information on p.yes sir & recruitment in state or federal. This is my Email. Mo*************@ya***.com

  18. Adamu musa ali says:

    Plz oga people started receiving message on 16 February but i didn’t receive it and i completed my application

  19. Aliyu says:

    It just showing application has been successful completed.
    Is that all?
    Because I didn’t see anything like submit.


    thanks got a message

  21. Adamu musa ali says:

    I received my applicant message in my gmail but i did not get another message.

  22. Bishir ibrahim says:

    I have received a message of congratulation, so how can I see the shortlist to know if I was among the successful applicant? God bless you and your family sir

  23. Umar bobbo ribadu says:


  24. SANUSI RABIU says:

    People have started receiving massage today from p-yes.

  25. Bashiru Damilola says:

    Evening Mr Francis.just wanna ask if it is compulsory to upload any of my Identification in d form below or not sir?

  26. Muhammad Adamu says:

    If you submit the grantor form and it’s show you the applicant has been completed successfully that’s means you complete with everything?



  28. Isah Ahmad says:

    Hi, Francis Nwokike, I have started filling the form on my mobile phone and completed on a computer, but the only thing is displaying when ever i lodge into my account is “Application has been completed successfully”. Please how can i submit the application? thanks.

  29. Jesse Toye says:

    Pls does WARD refer to my ward in my local government of origin or local of residence?

  30. Abdulazeez says:

    Pls can my second level beneficiary register too

  31. mustapha Isah Akola says:

    After uploading the gaurantor form i didnt see any colum to click and sumission

  32. Abdullahi Mohammed Bawuro says:

    That first one hundred thousand applicant makes me reluctant, am I not late please?

  33. Abiodun says:

    Please, from the guarantor from, he/she need to provide PVC or International passport or National identity registration number and there is no column to input that. so how am i going to do now

  34. Iboro says:

    Francis you will live long as long as many are employed, God bless u

  35. mmimy says:

    must you be a graduate in nursing or doctor before you apply healthcare

  36. Glory George Okon says:

    May GOD bless you for this. Thank you JESUS.

  37. Olabisi sakirat A says:

    Unable to log in

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