Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that over 300,000 Nigerians have already benefited from the Payroll Support Program for MSMEs and Artisan Grant variants of the Survival Fund.
He made this disclosure in his statement while speaking at the Survival Fund Steering Committee meeting, organized to track and also review the progress being made under the program since the Federal Government commenced payments.
Vice President @ProfOsinbajo joined The @SurvivalFund_ng Steering Committee meeting on Tuesday Dec 22, 2020, to review the progress being made. More than 300,000 Nigerians have already benefited from the Payroll Support and Artisan Grant components of the Fund. #IGotSurvivalFund pic.twitter.com/JzPD6cqz0J— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) December 24, 2020
He revealed that this is necessary as the Survival Fund was established to support and protect small businesses from potential vulnerabilities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Osinbajo revealed that Payments for the Federal Government’s Survival funds are ongoing, and assured that verified applicants of the program who have not been paid would surely be paid in due time.