Subsidies of N30,000 for Okada, Keke, taxi drivers, trolleybus dealers and others
The launch of the transport route last Monday follows the successful launch of the support route for artisans on 1 October. While the Craftsmen line is in the Survival Foundation, the transport lane is another scheme within the Foundation as well.
While vetted artisans began to receive one-time grants of 30,000 Nigerians working in the transportation sector, including Rideshare drivers (Uber, Bolt, etc.), Taxi drivers, bus drivers, Keke Napep riders, Okada Knights, trolley pushers and etc. are now able to take advantage of this program.
The Artisan Path is deployed in three streams, and as of November 25, a total of 59,000 individual Artisan beneficiaries have received payments in 24 states across Stream 1 and Stream 2 states.
These include FCT, Lagos, Ekiti, Kaduna, Borno, Kano, Bauchi, Anambra, Abia, Rivers, Plateau, Delta, Taraba, Adamawa, Bayelsa, Edo, Ogun, Ondo, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Enugu, Ebonyi …
While the process of vetting artisans in Stream 3 states began on Monday, November 30, Stream 3 states include Aqua Ibom, Cross River, Zamfara, Yobe, Sokoto, Nasarawa, Niger, Imo, Oyo, Osun, Jigawa. , Gombe and Benue.
Likewise, payments to beneficiaries have since started under a wage support scheme for various categories of MSMEs ranging from education, hospitality to other sectors.
The payroll support scheme, designed to support vulnerable MSMEs, aims to support 500,000 beneficiaries with payments of up to N 50,000 per employee for a three month period starting in October. Payments to approved payroll support recipients began on November 17, 2020.
So far, 207,319 individual beneficiaries from 35,837 companies / MSMEs nationwide have received their first monthly payment under the Survival Fund Payroll Support Program.
A breakdown of this figure shows that: for 30,000 AD. E. 180,196 employees / beneficiaries were paid each; and for 50,000 n. e. each received 26,353 employees / beneficiaries. Of these, 2.6% of beneficiaries have special needs and 43% are women workers / beneficiaries.
Through this artisan support program, a total of 333,000 artisans and transport operators across the country will receive a one-time work grant of NO $ 30,000 per beneficiary to mitigate the impact of income loss due to the COVID pandemic. -nineteen.
There will be a total of 9,009 beneficiaries per state for both Artisan and transport beneficiaries. Of this number, there will be a total of 4,505 beneficiaries per state under the transport scheme, while the remaining 4,504 will be handicraft beneficiaries.
Regarding the transport route, Nigerians are encouraged to apply through their registered associations subject to registration such as the Nigerian Road Transport Workers’ Union (NURTW), the Keke Riders Association, Okada riders associations and trade unions, among others. All programs are applied to recipients on a first come, first served basis.
Government coordinators, field project representatives, enumerators and others will work with the MSME Survival Fund’s Project Implementation Unit to identify and ensure payments to members of their respective associations.
There is also a provision for individuals who are members of associations, but will contact the enumerators directly. However, these individual requestors in the transport cluster must show proof of membership of the association to be listed.
As with all Bukhari administration schemes to support various categories of Nigerians, these schemes are completely free and the grant will be paid directly to the recipient’s account.
Nigerians are encouraged to speak up if someone is trying to levy tax or violate this agreement.
In addition, on October 26, 2020, the formalization support program (registration of 250,000 new companies with the Corporate Relations Commission (CAC)) and registration by aggregators – registration agents of the CAC began, since then has started in 36 states and in FCT. The current program is 3 months from the start date.
The MSME Survival Fund, a component of the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan (NESP), is designed to support vulnerable micro-small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to meet their payroll and job security obligations in the MSME sector. The program is expected to save at least 1.3 million jobs nationwide and have a special impact on more than 35,000 people in each state.
The federal government is working with motorcycle representatives Keke Napep and Okada to build a transport route; Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN); representatives of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW); Uber and Bolt drivers, including.
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