Prospective beneficiaries of the federal government's survival fund will have their hope rekindle today as the Nigerian government unveils the timetable for categories of businesses to register. The information was disclosed by the Project Delivery Office, saying the portal will be open for the prospective business owners by 10 pm today, Monday, September 21st, 2020, and the education sector will be accorded most priority.
The statement partly reads, “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 a seamless registration process, the Project Delivery Office (PDO) 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 categories of small businesses from 12 A.M., on Monday, September 28, 2020,” the statement said.
Accordingly, interested parties are advised to take note of the schedules and log onto http://www.survivalfund.ng to register for the payroll support initiative.
Interestingly, the said fund is a form of intervention grant by the federal government to support vulnerable Macro and Small scale enterprises in measuring their payroll obligations to safeguard jobs in MSMEs from the economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic.
The scheme is penciled to save at least a 1.3million jobs across Nigeria while targeting 35,000 persons in every state.