The Federal Government will launch an online portal for Nigerians to register for the N75billion survival fund for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), today, September 21.

The Minister of state for industry, trade, and investment, Mariam Katagum, revealed that the programme was created by the government as one of its economic sustainability plans to aid small business owners during the pandemic.

The Project Delivery Office also said in a statement, “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 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 scheme targets an average of 35,000 individuals per state. Those interested in benefiting from the fund were advised to log on to to register.

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