The Federal Government announced that it has changed the website of the MSME Survival Fund with effect from November 1, 2020.
This announcement was made by Bashir Ahmad, the Personal Assistant to President Muhammad Buhari, on Saturday via his Twitter handle.
He tweet reads, “The Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment wishes to inform the general public that due to operational challenges the Survival Fund website will be migrating with effect from tomorrow, Nov. 1st, 2020.”
The Federal Government had commenced the disbursement of the N30,000 one-time grant to 330,000 artisans across the country. The disbursement started with FCT, Lagos, Ondo, Kaduna, Borno, Kano, Bauchi, Anambra, Abia, Rivers, Plateau, and Delta states, as the first batch.
The grant, which is under the MSME Survival Fund, is part of the Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan initiated by the Federal Government to assist individuals and businesses operating in Nigeria to cope with the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic.
As part of the initiative for the Survival Fund, the Federal Government also launched a free CAC Business Names for 250,000 business owner in other to help move businesses from informal operations to formal operations
Mr. Tola Johnson, who is the Coordinator of Project Delivery Office (PDO) and also the Special Assistant to the President on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) announced last week that 70,000 of the 432,000 that applied for the MSME Payroll Support Scheme (A part of the MSME Survival Fund)
According to him, “As at the day the portal closed to applicants for Payroll Support Scheme, we had 432,000 businesses that applied. However, we have shortlisted 70,000 that qualify and meet the requirements. These businesses have uploaded over 400,000 staff for us to pay for three months,”
Access the website here, https://www.survivalfund.gov.ng/