Payment of N30,000 artisans under the survival fund has begun in more than 1o states across Nigeria.
The disbursement is under the Artisan Support Scheme of the FG’s Survival Fund programme to support Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) In Nigeria.
It is a one-time grant for artisans across the country to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on their businesses.
According to the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, 11 states including the Federal Capital Territory have benefited from the programme.
States that have benefited from the N30, 000 Artisan Survival Fund are:
- FCT, Abuja
In a tweet he said:
“The registration for the second batch of states has already begun; there will also be a third batch.
“All the 36 states and FCT are covered and verified beneficiaries will be paid the one-time grant.
Giving an update on another boost for small businesses in Nigeria, he said, “Another phase has begun on the survival fund scheme where 250,000 businesse names will be registered by the CAC for free.
“The Federal Government is going to pay for the cost of the business registration and the first 250,000 Nigerians will be beneficiaries, it is on a first-come-first-serve basis.”
According to him, the Federal Government, under its MSME Survival Fund scheme, would be paying three months’ salaries of certain categories of workers.
They include private school teachers, transport workers and other categories of business owners.
Akande said N2.3 trillion stimulus plan is available under the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP)
ESP is to help revamp Nigeria’s economy, boost local production, sustain and create jobs across the country.
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