Nigeria: Survival Fund - Govt Releases Registration Schedule As Portal Opens Today

21 September 2020

As the portal for the registration of prospective beneficiaries for the Survival Fund opens on Monday, the Federal Government has released the timetable for categories of businesses to register.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the survival fund is a conditional grant to support vulnerable Micro and Small enterprises in meeting their payroll obligations and safeguard jobs in MSMEs from the shock of the COVID- 19 pandemic.

A statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the Project Delivery Office said the portal which opens at 10 PM, would have educational institutions as the first category of beneficiaries to register.

"Nigerians interested in the Payroll Support scheme are to note that the site for registration will be open from 10 pm Monday September 21, 2020.

"In order to ensure seamless registration process, the Project Delivery Office has designed a registration schedule.

"Registration for Payroll Support will start with educational institutions on Monday and will be followed with businesses in the hospitality industry on Friday September 25 beginning from 12 A.M.

"The portal will also be open to other category of small businesses from 12 A.M., on Monday September 28, 2020," the statement said.

The office therefore advised those interested in benefiting from the fund to take note of the schedule and also log on to http://www.survivalfund.ng to register for the payroll support initiative.

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