FROM Monday, 21st September, 2020, registration portal for N75 billion Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Survival Fund and Guaranteed Off-take Schemes of the Federal Government will be opened to the public.
Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Mariam Katagum, made this known at the virtual commissioning of the Fashion Cluster Shared Facility for MSMEs, tagged:“Eko Fashion Hub” in Lagos.
According to her, “The Federal Government is fully committed to empowering Nigerians; more so, in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
“In this regard, the government, through the Economic Sustainability Committee had announced specific programmes aimed at cushioning the impact of COVID-19 on MSME businesses.
“These programmes include among others, the N75 billion MSME Survival Fund and Guaranteed Off-take Schemes of which I have the honour to chair the Steering Committee for the effective implementation of the projects.
“The project, which will run for an initial period of three months, is targeting 1.7million entities and individuals and has provisions for 45 per cent female-owned businesses and five per cent for those with special needs.
“The registration portal for the schemes is set to open on Monday 21st September, 2020 and I urge you all to take full advantage of the schemes.”