According to the VP, the scheme is meant for operators in the transport business like ride share drivers (Uber, Bolt, etc.), taxi drivers, bus drivers, Keke Napep riders, Okada riders, and cart pushers, among others.
Nigerians are encouraged to apply through their registered Associations to be enumerated, such as the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Keke Riders’ Association, Okada Riders’ Associations and Unions, etc.
All schemes are applied to beneficiaries on a first-come-first-served basis.
State focal persons, project field officers, enumerators and others will work alongside the MSMEs Survival Fund Project Delivery Office to properly identify and ensure that members of the respective associations are paid.
Nairametrics reported on Sunday that the FG had extended the survival fund to operators in the transport segment of the Nigerian economy.
The scheme is under the FG’s MSME Survival Fund, which is part of the Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan, NESP.
NESP is designed to support vulnerable Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in meeting their payroll obligations and safeguard jobs in the MSMEs sector. The scheme is estimated to save not less than 1.3 million jobs across the country and specifically impact on over 35,000 individuals per State.