Nigerian Government opens portal for survival fund registration

The Federal Government of Nigeria has said the portal for the registration of the proposed Survival Fund initiative will open at 10 pm on Monday, September 21, 2020.

The Federal Government has also released the timetable for categories of businesses to register. Prospective beneficiaries for the Survival Fund initiative can head to the portal and register for the programme as soon as it opens.

A statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the Project Delivery Office stated that the Survival Fund portal will have educational institutions as the first category of beneficiaries to register.

The statement reads:

“Nigerians interested in the Payroll Support scheme are to note that the site for registration will be open from 10 pm Monday, September 21, 2020. In order to ensure a seamless registration process, the Project Delivery Office (PDO) has designed a registration schedule. Registration for Payroll Support will start with educational institutions on Monday and will be followed with businesses in the hospitality industry on Friday, September 25 beginning from 12 A.M. The portal will also be open to other categories of small businesses from 12 A.M., on Monday, September 28, 2020.”

Prospective beneficiaries of the Survival Fund grant are advised to log on to the Survival Fund portal – to register according to the schedule that suits their businesses. Visit this post to see the steps and requirements for registering for Nigeria FG’s 2020 Survival Fund MSME Payroll Support.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Federal Government-sponsored Survival Fund is a conditional grant to support vulnerable Micro and Small enterprises in meeting their payroll obligations and safeguard jobs in MSMEs from the shock of the COVID- 19 pandemic.

The scheme is estimated to save at least 1.3 million jobs across the country while targeting an average of 35,000 individuals per state.

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