FG inaugurates survival fund for 333,000 artisans, transporters

The Federal Government, on Thursday, formally inaugurated the artisans and transport sector track of the N75bn MSME Survival Fund and Guaranteed Off-take Stimulus Scheme. A total of 333,000 artisans and transporters across the country are to benefit from grants provided by the scheme. The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Miriam 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. She said the scheme would leverage duly registered…

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US, ESPartner, Ecobank Move To Empower 300 African SMEs With Loan

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Target 300 entrepreneurs from Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda Agri-Business, Manufacturing, Energy and Renewables, Essential Services targeted 70% quota set for women-owned enterprises Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESPartners), in collaboration with the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) and Ecobank, has launched the African Resilience Initiative for Entrepreneurs (ARIE) – a pan-African initiative to provide financial and technical assistance to 300 entrepreneurs. The sponsored of ARIE have also revealed their intention to use the initiative to empower more women by setting 70 per cent quota for women-onwed businesses…

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