The Presidency said the payment of N30,000 one-time grant to 330,000 artisans across the country under the Economic Sustainability Plan has begun.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity Laolu Akande announced this in a statement.
The statement said the payments were being made to sets of verified beneficiaries of the Artisan Support Scheme a track under the MSMEs Survival Fund.
It said that in the first stream of payments started Tuesday the beneficiaries are being drawn from the FCT, Lagos, Ondo, Kaduna, Borno, Kano, Bauchi, Anambra, Abia, Rivers, Plateau and Delta States.
And they form the first batch of applications for the scheme submitted between October 1 and October 10.
The MSMEs Survival Fund scheme is a component of the Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan which was developed by an Economic Sustainability Committee established by President Muhammadu Buhari in March 2020.
The President asked the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to head the committee which produced and is overseeing the implementation of the plan.