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How to qualify for FG’s survival loan for small businesses: The Nigerian government has just announced two important social intervention programs: FG Survival Loan

1. Guaranteed Off-take Stimulus Scheme (GoS)

2. The General MSME Grant In this piece,

thejoint.online will explain what the programmes are and walk you through how to benefit from them, in line with the information released by the federal government. First, let us start with Guaranteed Off-take Stimulus Scheme (GoS).

1. Guaranteed Off-take Stimulus Scheme (GoS) The GOS scheme is aimed at protecting and sustaining the incomes of vulnerable Micro and Small Enterprises (MSMEs).

In other words, the target beneficiaries are the MSMEs that are ready to launch their products. A total of 100,000 MSMEs are to benefit from the scheme.

How to qualify for GoS If you want to apply for this scheme,below are the qualification criteria you must meet:

1. Applicant must be a Nigerian National. 2. Applicant must be registered under Corporate Affairs Commission with at least a Business Name certificate

3. Applicant must have a verifiable BVN and Bank Account

4. Applicant must have at least 2 staff 5. Applicant must be ready to produce under NAFDAC and SON specifications.

State-by-state breakdown of target beneficiaries The total target national number of beneficiaries is 100,000.

The breakdown is as follows:

1. Lagos – 3,880

2. Kano – 3,280

3. Abia – 3,080

4. Other states – 2,640 beneficiaries Target products under the GoS scheme There are two categories of products to be captured under this scheme:

Sanitization/cleaning and processed foods. Category A Sanitization and Cleaning Lot 1 (Product)

1. Face Masks 2. Liquid Soap 3. Disinfectant 4. Hand Sanitizer Category B Processed foods Lot 2 (Grains)

1. Beans 2 . Garri 3. Acha 4. Alkama 5. Brabusco 6. Rice (Parboiled) 7. Rice (Raw)

Lot 3 (Flour) 1. Yam Flour 2. Plantain Flour 3. Soya Bean Flour 4. Garin Danwake 5. Cassava Flour Lot 4 (Oil) 1. Palm oil 2. Groundnut Oil 3. Coconut Oil 4. Honey 5. Soyabean Oil

Lot 5. (Spices) 1. Dry Locust beans 2. Curry Powder 3. Tumeric Powder 4. Ginger Powder 5. Garlic Powder GoS take-off date The GoS portal, where applicants will register, will open on Tuesday, February.

The portal is www.survivalfund.gov.ng.

General MSME Grant As earlier stated, the second social intervention scheme for the MSMEs is General MSME Grant.

This is a one-off grant of N50,000 that will be given to each qualified MSME as direct cash injection into their business.

The total number of beneficiaries in this scheme is 100,000 spread across the states. State-by-state breakdown of target beneficiaries

1. Lagos – 3,880 2. Kano – 3,280 3. Abia – 3,080 4. Other states (each) – 2,640

How to qualify for General MSME Grant

1. Applicant must be a Nigerian national

2. Applicant must be registered under Corporate Affairs Commission with at least a Business Name certificate

3. Applicant must have a verifiable BVN and Bank Account.

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