The Federal government says it may consider the plea by some states for the extension of the registration time for the payroll support system to enable some states meet their quota.
This is as the government plans to pay over 400,000 staff of already shortlisted businesses by the end of October.
The Special Assistant to the President on Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Mr Tola Johnson, disclosed this in a statement.
Johnson, who is also the Project Coordinator, said he is considering the appeal for recommendation to the Survival Fund Steering Committee.
According to him, only the Steering Committee headed by the Minister of State for Industry Trade and Investment, Hajiya Mariam Katagun, has the power to approve an extension.
He said that the about 70,000 businesses shortlisted have presented over 400,000 staffs to be paid by the government under the scheme.
He called on women and those with special needs across the country to participate and register so as to fill the quota set aside for them by the Federal Government.