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Arrangements are in place to ensure that no fewer than 6,569 persons in Kano State benefit from the federal government’s N656 million grant, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum, says.

Minister: Kano traders to receive N656 million grant

Arrangements are in place to ensure that no fewer than 6,569 persons in Kano State benefit from the federal government’s N656 million grant, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum, says.
The Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Mrs Mariam Katagum, confirmed that Kano had the highest number of applicants who had registered for the funds.

Nigerian government lists conditions for new MSMEs support

The federal government announced that the registration for the Guaranteed Off-take Stimulus scheme (GOS) and the general micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) grant will commence on February 9.

Nigerian government restates commitment to supporting MSMEs

Federal Government has pledged it’s commitment to supporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in order to create more job opportunities for the nation’s teeming youths.
The Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) trained more than 10, 000 young entrepreneurs in the North East region in 2020 on how to manage small businesses profitably.

SMEDAN trains over 10,000 young entrepreneurs in North East

The Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) trained more than 10, 000 young entrepreneurs in the North East region in 2020 on how to manage small businesses profitably.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos reassures MSMEs of conducive business environment

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reiterated his commitment to ensuring a conducive business environment for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in the state.
“While verified artisans have started receiving the N30,000 one-time grants, Nigerians operating in the transport business – including ride share drivers (Uber, Bolt, etc.), taxi drivers, bus drivers, keke napep riders, okada riders, cart pushers etc., now have the opportunity to benefit from the scheme,” the statement read.

Nigerian government commences N30,000 grants to Uber drivers, Keke NAPEP riders

The federal government has commenced the disbursement of N30,000 grants for transporters as a measure to support those affected by COVID-19 pandemic under its economic sustainability plan (ESP).
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SGF urges Nigerians to access govt interventions for better living standards

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, on Wednesday, charged Nigerians to avail themselves of government interventions to better their living standards.
Mr Kayode Pitan, Chairman, Bank of Industry (BoI) spoke at the inauguration of the transport sector track of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Survival Fund in Lagos.

Nigerian activates MSME Survival Fund transport track in Lagos

The Federal Government on Monday emphasised its commitment to mitigating the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of ordinary citizens through its various intervention initiatives.
Women in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at the weekend rejected the apology tendered by Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo (Adamawa-North).

Senator Ishaku Abbo dumps PDP for APC

Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo representing Adamawa North on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has on Wednesday dumped his party for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Fasttrack domestic refining capacity to end unstable petrol pricing – LCCI chief

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) says accelerated domestic refining and processing of petroleum products would end the unstable petroleum pricing in the country, Dr Muda Yusuf, Director-Genera of the Chamber, said in an interview with newsmen on Saturday in Lagos.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has confirmed the State recorded one case of COVID-19 on Friday.

#EndSARS: Oyo governor unveils N1 billion package for compensation, MSME scheme for youths

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Monday, announced that his administration has set aside packages totalling the sum of one billion (N1Billion) to cover for compensation for victims of police brutality and injustice and a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) scheme, for youths.
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Survival Fund: Over 40,000 apply in 24 hours as portal opens

No fewer than 40,000 people have applied to benefit from the N75 billion Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) survival funds initiated by the federal government.
It said the chair of the Committee is the Minister of State, Trade and investment, Mariam Katagum, while the Vice Chair is the chairman of First Bank, Ibukun Awosika.

Nigerian government receives 38,000 applications for N75 billion MSME survival funds – minister

Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs Mariam Katagum, says government had received 38,000 applications for the N75 billion Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) survival funds.
It said the chair of the Committee is the Minister of State, Trade and investment, Mariam Katagum, while the Vice Chair is the chairman of First Bank, Ibukun Awosika.

Nigerian government announces N75 billion support for 1.7 million residents, businesses from Sept 21

Mariam Katagum, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, has confirmed that the federal government will provide financial support for 1.7 million business entities and individuals.
It said the chair of the Committee is the Minister of State, Trade and investment, Mariam Katagum, while the Vice Chair is the chairman of First Bank, Ibukun Awosika.

Nigerian government rolls out support schemes for MSMEs

The federal government has rolled out schemes to support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country.
The Amotekun Corps Establishment Bill was signed into law on Friday by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun.

Osun governor signs reduced 2020 budget

The governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, on Monday, signed the state’s 2020 revised budget of N82.2 billion into law after its passage by the State House of Assembly.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank unveils non-interest guidelines for AGSMEIS, MSMEDF, others

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has unveiled series of guidelines for Non-Interest Financial Institutions under its Agri-Business, Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS), Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF), the Accelerated Agricultural Development Scheme (AADS) and seven other intervention schemes in its bouquet.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

Nigerian government to unveil N65 billion stimulus package for private sector

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, disclosed this at a virtual meeting held with members of the OPS, made up of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), and Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI).
The Executive Secretary, National Sugar Development Council, Dr. Latif Busari, said this when the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, toured major sugar project sites across the country.

Minister assures private sector of government’s support to reboot economy

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Chief Niyi Adebayo, has assured the Organised Private Sector of Nigeria (OPSN) of the government’s support to its efforts to reboot the economy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC harps on need to promote local manufacturers

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has restated the need for Nigeria to promote local manufacturing sector.
Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, made the disclosure on Thursday in Abakaliki during the launch of the MSME Clinic in Ebonyi.

VP Osinbajo launches MSME Clinic, decries electricity supply in Ebonyi

The Federal Government says it will use the opportunities provided by the newly signed Finance Act to protect Micro Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (MSME) in the country.

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