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N30,000 Survival Fund: First batch of beneficiaries are receiving grants — FG

The first batch of beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s N30,000 artisans grants have started receiving their grants.

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Beneficiaries in the first batch of the Federal Government’s N30,000 artisans’ grant have started receiving their grants.

This was disclosed by the Presidency via the FG’s Twitter handle on Saturday.

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It tweeted, “The first batch of beneficiaries of the N30,000 artisans grant, a component of @NigeriaGov’s @SurvivalFund_ng, have started receiving their grants.

“Eligible beneficiaries are artisans and self-employed individuals. Each State will have 9,000 beneficiaries.”

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10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Tony Basil

    October 31, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Good afternoon, am an industrial caterer by profession, and am interested in applying for the sme survival fund by the federal government. Kindly assist me with guidelines on how to apply. Thanks

    • Anonymous

      November 1, 2020 at 8:10 am

      Pls where are they sharing the money so I will go and collect my own.

    • Shoga Omolara R

      November 2, 2020 at 4:07 am

      good morning am interested in sme survival found by federal government, and due to financial status have not been registered under CAC. while trying to register it’s asking for CAC log in please kindly help out thanks.

  2. Nkwocha Paul obi

    November 1, 2020 at 1:22 am

    Please,I am a shoe maker. I have tried severally to register for survival fund without success. The more I try the less I succeed.
    How can you help me?

  3. Urama Joseph

    November 1, 2020 at 7:09 am

    Abiola, why is it that what the snake gave birth to must always be long.
    When and how was the artisan fund applied for that the disbursement started.
    Are you now blogging fake news for the fed.
    Nairametrics would soon be termed fraud site if you keep copying fake news and fabricated lies here.
    Thanks

  4. Kings

    November 1, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    I wouldn’t see even one person that collects his/her Grant it’s just
    fabricated

  5. Segun

    November 1, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Rubbish what’s N30000 going to do in this kind of economy. Soon you’ll start hearing they have disbursed billion of naira.

  6. Clementina

    November 1, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Yes I HV seen more that five people in Delta State,who HV benefited already.pls I need to register in the next batch can you pls reply or post how we can register and be a beneficiary.am into baking and sugar craft.tsnx

  7. Anonymous

    November 1, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    Why is it only about the North are they the only people in Nigeria

  8. Anyim Susan

    November 4, 2020 at 10:31 am

    I was among the first set that apply in Rivers state and till now no body have been paid. Please lets do the right thing for once. Thanks.

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Payroll Support Program: FG pays 101,567 beneficiaries first-month salary

The President announced thousands of beneficiaries received their first monthly payment from our Payroll Support Program.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has announced that 101,567 beneficiaries, drawn from 16,253 businesses, received their first monthly payment from the Payroll Support Program yesterday.

This information was disclosed in a tweet by the official Twitter handle of the President.

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The President also disclosed that the program is an initiative by the Federal Government of Nigeria to ensure that Nigerian MSMEs survive, as the Federal Government supports qualifying MSMEs with staff salaries for 3 months.

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Why this matters

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The stimulus package would go a long way to assist businesses in averting massive job loss or a crash of the business enterprise. The fund is expected to place affected businesses, which are beneficiaries of this fund, on the path of survival and sustainable growth.

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What you should know

In July, Nairametrics reported that the Federal Government had announced plans to roll out a N2.3 trillion stimulus package and survival fund for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to stay afloat amid the economic challenges imposed by the pandemic.

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The stimulus package, which is under the National Economic Sustainability Plan (NESP), includes payroll support for three months and guaranteed off-take schemes, among others.

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A month ago, Nairametrics reported that 70,000 businesses in Nigeria had been shortlisted from the 432,000 businesses that applied for the Payroll Support from the Federal Government’s Survival Fund Grant Scheme.

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Development Bank of Nigeria disbursed over N150 billion in 3 years

52% of loans disbursed by Development Bank of Nigeria in 2019 were to youths and women-owned businesses.

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Development Bank of Nigeria has disbursed over N150 billion since 2017 through twenty-seven (27) participating financial institutions, impacting close to 100,000 MSMEs through the process.

This is according to a disclosure by the Government of Nigeria, as seen by Nairametrics.

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A verified tweet by the Government revealed that in 2019, 52% of the loans disbursed by the Development Bank of Nigeria were to youths and women-owned businesses.

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What they are saying

The Government of Nigeria tweeted “#DYK 52% of loans disbursed by @DevBankNG in 2019 were to youths and women-owned businesses. Since 2017, the Bank has disbursed more than N150 billion through 27 Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs), impacting close to 100,000 MSMEs.”

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Why it matters

The recent disclosure is in line with the present regime’s drive to diversify the economy and expand opportunities for youths and women, bridging the social exclusion gap, and ensuring prosperity for all.

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(READ MORE: #EndSARS: CBN says funds in frozen accounts may be linked to terrorist activities)

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The efforts by the Development Bank of Nigeria complements other social programmes introduced by the government and targeted towards Youths and Women, such as the Special Grant to Rural Women, Nigeria Youth Investment Fund, National Young Farmers Scheme, amongst others.

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FG commences disbursement of N20,000 special grant to rural women

Special grant project will see over 700,000 women empowered with N20,000 each.

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The Federal Government has commenced the disbursement of the N20,000 special grant to women in rural areas of Gombe state.

This is according to a verified tweet by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, as seen by Nairametrics.

Recall that Nairametrics had earlier reported the flag-off of the special grant project for rural women, initiated by the Federal Government, which will see over 700,000 women empowered with N20,000 each.

What they are saying

Commenting on the latest development, the verified tweet reads thus:

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MAKE GOOD USE OF THE CASH GRANT”– Umar Faroq tells Rural Women.

The HM @FMHDSD @Sadiya_faroq has urged rural women in Gombe state to use the one-off cash grant given to them by the federal government to improve the lives of their families.

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What you should know

The rural women’s programme was introduced in 2020 by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development as part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s social inclusion and poverty reduction agenda.

It includes the realization of the national aspiration of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.

The Grant for Rural Women is designed to provide a one-off grant to some of the poorest and most vulnerable women in rural Nigeria.

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