Post COVID-19 Pandemic: FG to provide survival fund for artisans, private school teachers and SMEs

The Vice president of the federation, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has revealed the plan of the federal government to provide a survival fund for artisans, private school teachers and SMEs as part of the post COVID-19 Pandemic intervention.

VP Osinbajo made this known while attending to questions directed to him during a special conversation at the Annual General Conference of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA.

The vice president was asked about the state of the country as regards the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his response, Osinbajo stated that the key worry of the federal government is the effect of the pandemic on jobs and informal sectors.

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Speaking further, the legal luminary pointed out that as part of the Employee Savings Plan, ESP, the Federal government has set aside a survival fund and payroll support for the artisans, private school teachers and small business owners.

The Vice president however added that there is still compilation of data of the beneficiaries which is in line with the set criteria.

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He added that Federal Government is also focusing on other sectors like hospitality, aviation and others.

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