The Federal Government has inaugurated an intervention grant for micro transport operators under its Survival Fund for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to overcome challenges of COVID-19 pandemic.
Mariam Katagum, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, who announced this at the inauguration of the scheme known as ‘Transport Track’, in Abuja, said it was part of the Artisans and Transport Scheme.
The minister who was represented by Adewale Bakare, Director, Industrial Development Department in the ministry, said the Transport Track targeted 4,505 beneficiaries in each state across the country.
Katagum, who is also the Chairperson, Programme Steering Committee, said the MSMEs Survival Fund and Guaranteed Offtake Schemes had five different tracks approved under the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) of the Federal Government. urged citizens to take full advantage of the scheme by applying for any category that suited their needs.