Yesterday, October 1, 2020, the Federal Government of Nigeria launched the Artisan/Transport scheme under the Survival fund program. 333,000 artisans and transport business will be provided with 30 thousand Naira Grant each to reduce the effect of income loss during pandemic. The transport scheme was slated to start along with the artisan scheme, but unfortunately it is on hold at the moment.
The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum, who flagged off the scheme in Abuja, said 9,009 beneficiaries each from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory would benefit from the scheme.
The following clusters have been identified as targets:
Mechanics Associations and unions
Barbers and hairstylist Associations and unions
Bricklayer Associations and Unions
Tailoring Associations and Unions
Plumber Associations and Unions
Carpenters’ Associations and Unions
Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW)
Keke Riders’ Association
Okada Riders’ Associations and Unions
The Scheme will roll out in three two-week sprints and target implementation across the country in three Streams following this order:
The Artisan scheme is divided into three Streams –
STREAM 1 application starts 1st October – 15th October 2020. States to apply within this period are FCT,Lagos,Kaduna,Kano,Ogun,Bornu,bauchi,Anambra,Abia,Rivers,Plateau and Delta State.
STREAM 2 application starts 19th – 31st October 2020.States To be announced soon
STREAM 3 application starts 9th – 21st December 2020. States to apply are Akwa Ibom, Cross river, Zamfara, Yobe, Sokoto, Nasarawa, Niger, Imo, Oyo, Osun, Jigawa, Gombe, Benue.
Artisan/Transport Scheme Application Requirement
- To apply for the Artisan scheme, applicants will have to apply through an association, although we understand that not all artisan belongs to an association. A small percentage will be given to those without association.
- You must have a bvn and a bank account
- Association must be registered with CAC
How to apply:
Enumerators will be recruited across the 36 states, they are responsible in collating the names of those interested in the scheme. Applicants will have to submit their name to their association leaders, the leaders will in return forward these names to the enumerators.
Pls Note- artisans do not require CAC registration to apply.
More details about MSME Survival Fund application HERE