Artisans in FCT, Lagos, other states set to receive ₦30,000 grant – Presidency

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The Presidency on Tuesday stated the payment of ₦30,000 one-time grant to 330,000 artisans throughout the country under the Economic Sustainability Plan has commenced.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a press release titled ‘Payment of ₦30,000 grants to 330,000 artisans under ESP begins’.

Akande said the funds were being made to sets of verified beneficiaries of the Artisan Support Scheme, a track under the MSMEs Survival Fund.

The statement read, “In the first stream of payments starting today (Tuesday), beneficiaries are being drawn from the FCT, Lagos, Ondo, Kaduna, Borno, Kano, Bauchi, Anambra, Abia, Rivers, Plateau and Delta States.

“They form the first batch of applications for the scheme submitted between October 1 and October 10.

“The MSMEs Survival Fund scheme is a part of the Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan which was developed by an Economic Sustainability Committee established by President Muhammadu Buhari in March 2020. The President requested his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, to head the committee which produced and is overseeing the implementation of the plan.

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