Under the government’s artisan support scheme, a total of 333,000 artisans and transport business operators nationwide will get one-time operations grant of N30,000 per beneficiary.
This is in furtherance of its commitment to support small businesses to cushion the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Successfully verified artisans have started receiving the N30,000 one-time grants, for Nigerians operating in the transport business.
The Artisan track is being implemented in three streams, and as of Wednesday, November 25, a total number of 59,000 individual artisan beneficiaries have been paid across 24 states in Stream 1 and Stream 2 states.
There will be a total of 9,009 beneficiaries per state for both artisan and transport beneficiaries. Of this number per state, there will be a total of 4,505 beneficiaries under the transport scheme, while the remaining 4,504 will be artisan beneficiaries.