FG begins disbursing 30,000 grants to artisans

Posted by on Oct 28, 2020, Under: News

FG begins disbursing 30,000 grants to artisans

On Tuesday, the presidency announced that it has begun paying a one-time grant of 30,000 AD. 330,000 artisans nationwide in line with the economic sustainability plan.

Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President for Media and Advertising, said this in a statement entitled “N30,000 Grant Disbursements.

Akande said the payments were made to verified beneficiary groups of the Crafts Support Scheme, which is part of the MSME Survival Fund.

The statement said: “In the first flow of payments, which starts today (Tuesday), beneficiaries are attracted from the states of FCT, Lagos, Ondo, Kaduna, Borno, Kano, Bauchi, Anambra, Abia, Rivers, Plato and Delta.

“They make up the first batch of applications for participation in the program, submitted from October 1 to 10.

“The MSME Survival Fund Scheme is part of Nigeria’s Economic Sustainability Plan, which was developed by the Economic Sustainability Committee established by President Muhammadu Bukhari in March 2020. The President asked his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, to chair the committee that developed the plan and oversees its implementation.

“According to ESP, the Survival Fund is usually designed, among other things, to support vulnerable MSMEs in fulfilling their various obligations and keeping jobs in the sector.”

Akande added that counting for the second stream of states in the scheme also began with enumerators in various states compiling master lists through their association leaders.

He said all artisans should contact their association leaders to document their details.

He added: “Stream 2 applicant registration started on October 19, 2020. Stream 2 includes the following states: Edo, Ogun, Ekiti, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Enugu, Ebony, Adamawa, Taraba, Bayelsa.

“Likewise, the counting and verification of applicant’s documents is still ongoing under the Survival Fund’s payroll support program. Payment start dates will be announced in due course.

“The application process for the Compensation Support Program, which began on September 21, ended on October 15, 2020. Accepted applications are divided into sectoral sectors, including education and hospitality, and other sectors.

“However, for some states that have not met their quota of beneficiaries, there may be an extension to the application deadline. The artisan support program will benefit approximately 9,000 Nigerians per state and FCT. ”

Source: – Punchng