COVID-19: FG commences disbursement of ₦30,000 grants to taxi, bus, Okada, Keke operators, others
The Federal Government has started giving 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.
This was disclosed by the Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, on Sunday evening.
According to him, the development is in furtherance of FG’s commitment to supporting small businesses to cushion the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He tweeted: “The Federal Government has commenced N30,000 grants for taxi, bus, okada, Keke Napep, Uber, Bolt drivers and cart pushers across the country, this is in furtherance of its commitment to support small businesses to cushion the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Recall that the federal government through Mr. Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant for Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, had disclosed that the Survival Fund beneficiaries will be evenly distributed across the states of the country.
The Federal Government commenced the disbursement of N30,000 one-time grant to 330,000 artisans across the country about six weeks back.
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.