The Federal Government of Nigeria has disclosed that it has paid 59,000 artisan beneficiaries across 24 states in Nigeria under the Federal Government Survival Fund.
This information was disclosed by the Federal Government of Nigeria in a statement issued via its official Twitter handle.
On FG's @SurvivalFund_ng,
– 59,000 Artisan beneficiaries have been paid across 24 states, & they 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.
— Government of Nigeria (@NigeriaGov) December 7, 2020
According to the statement the 59,000 Artisan beneficiaries from 24 states, which 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, have been paid.
However, the Federal Government disclosed that the verification exercise for the next stream of artisans started on November 30, 2020. In this phase, artisans in Akwa-Ibom, Cross-River, Zamfara, Yobe, Sokoto, Nasarawa, Niger, Imo, Oyo, Osun, Jigawa, Gombe, and Benue states would be verified during the course of the exercise.
What you should know about the survival fund
- Nigerian survival fund artisan and transport application commenced on the 1st of October 2020. The artisan/transport support scheme is part of the new MSME Survival Fund launched by the FGN.
- Under this scheme, 333,000 artisans and transport business operators are targeted through the scheme, and they will be provided with N30,000 operations grant to help reduce the effects of income loss due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
- The grant under the MSME Survival Fund, is part of the Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan initiated by the FG on the 1st of July, 2020 to assist citizens and businesses operating in Nigeria.
- Nairametrics on the 6th of December, 2020 reported that the Federal Government of Nigeria gave N30,000 grants to taxi; bus drivers; operators of commercial motorcycles and tricycles, popularly called okada and Keke Napep; Uber & Bolt drivers; and cart pushers across the country.