SCHOLARSHIP FOR ARTISANS: Disbursement of funds in progress in various states – Presidency


The one-time grant of N30,000 for artisans, under the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) is real and the disbursement of funds under the scheme is taking place in the first group of States, according to the Principal Special Assistant to the President in Media Communication. & Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande.

Mr. Akande stated this in Abuja on Thursday during Radio Nigeria’s live phone show “Have Your Say”, where he appeared alongside Special Assistant on MSMEs, Mr. Tola Johnson and several of the N30’s FCT recipients, 000 grant.

According to him, “I would like to tell Nigerians that this program is real, which is why we have invited some of the leaders of the groups of craftsmen and beneficiaries here in Abuja to come and speak directly to Nigerians.

On the ground to authenticate the authenticity of the scheme based on the testimonies of its members were representatives of the different groups of artisans, as well as beneficiaries in the FCT.

Among them are the President (FCT) of the Nigerian Automobile and Informal Sector Association (NATA), Mr. Philip Ogunsakin; Vice President of the Informal Sector Craftsmen Association, Abuja, Comrade Wisdom Okputa; State Marshal, (FCT) Nigerian Automobile and Informal Sector Association (NATA), Comrade Ifeanyi Chukwu Nebechi; and the Secretary of State (FCT) of the Nigerian Automobile and Informal Sector Association (NATA), including one of the direct beneficiaries, Comrade Babatunde Yusuf.

All spoke on the Radio program, attesting to the disbursements of the money to them or to members of their associations.

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Comrade Yusuf Babatunde said: “I was surprised when I received my scholarship last week on Thursday and I was very happy that I only had 250 N left in my account when it arrived. It was very helpful to get some parts for my car air conditioning business. “

Comrade Wisdom Okputa, Vice President of the Abuja Informal Sector Craftsmen Association, said: “Some people have benefited and are happy and in the last meeting they testified and are using the money to build their businesses and those who have no tools , purchased tools, those who do not have a spraying machine have also bought ”.

Akande then recalled that he had mentioned on the National Radio Station last week that “one of the things that cannot be taken from President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is that they are men of integrity. When they say they are going to do something, they do everything in their power to do it. “

Speaking about the commitment of the Buhari administration to ensure that the objectives of the scheme are achieved, Mr. Akande said that “this Artisan Support that the SA has spoken about on MSMEs is a grant that will go to 333,000 Nigerians throughout the world. country. This government, the Buhari administration, is committed to supporting the common man. The government is committed to supporting small business owners in whatever way it can. As you have heard the testimonies of the leaders of the artisan groups and some of the beneficiaries in Abuja about the success of the plan, I can assure you that it is the same that is happening throughout the country.

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While he asked Nigerians in states that are currently in the enumeration process to take advantage of the scheme, Johnson said that no one should pay anyone to benefit from the scheme, noting that all avenues of the scheme are free.

In addition to the FCT, beneficiaries in the states of Plateau, Bauchi, Lagos, Anambra, Abia, Borno, Rivers, Kano, Kaduna, Delta and Ondo, began receiving their credit alerts on Thursday, October 29, 2020.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR ARTISANS: Disbursement of funds in progress in various states - Presidency

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