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FG Flags Off Implementation of N75bn MSME Survival Fund

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FG Flags Off Implementation of N75bn MSME Survival Fund

The Federal government is set to commence nationwide implementation of two Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMES) initiatives namely; the MSMES survival fund of 60billion naira and the guaranteed offtake scheme of 15billion naira.

According to the Minister of state for industry, trade and investment, Maryam Katagum, the scheme is a conditional grant to support vulnerable MSMES in meeting their payroll obligations and safeguard jobs in the MSMES sector.

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It is estimated to save not less than 1.3million jobs across the country and specifically impact on over 35,000 individuals per state.

Both schemes are at the core of the n2.3 trillion stimulus package being implemented by the Buhari administration to help cushion the impact of the covid-19 pandemic.

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LCCI Announce New Date For Lagos International Trade Fair

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Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), a leading voice in the organized private sector (OPS) in Nigeria, has postponed the 2020 edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair.

The trade fair earlier scheduled to hold from November 6-15, 2020 has been rescheduled to hold from December 4-13, 2020.

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According to the Chamber, the trade fair, which will feature both physical (In-person) and virtual (Online) platforms, will run for a total of ten days at the Tafawa Balewa Stadium (TBS).

The Director General of the Chamber, Dr. Muda Yusuf, explained that the postponement is occasioned by the economic disruptions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent EndSARS protests across the nation.

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CBN Releases Guidelines for N75 Billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released guidelines for implementation of the proposed N75 billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF).

CBN, in a statement by its Development Finance Department, stated that the fund was a built-in strategy to effectively respond to the challenge of youth employment in Nigeria.

The Fund, an initiative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, is to be managed by NISRAL Microfinance Bank.

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“The plan targets young people between 18 and 35 years and details the needed actions required to access the funds.

“The fund aims to financially empower youths to generate at least 500,000 jobs between 2020 and 2023,’’the apex bank said.

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Nigerian Economy Loses N700Bn to EndSARS Protest – LCCI

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The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has valued the nation’s losses as a result of the ENDSARS protest at N700 billion.
The statement released by LCCI partly reads:

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“The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry is however concerned about the negative impact that the protracted nature of the EndSars protests has on business activities across the country. Over the past twelve days, economic activities have been crippled in most parts of the country and have been particularly profound in the urban areas. The Nigerian economy has suffered an estimated Seven Hundred Billion Naira [₦700 billion] loss in the past twelve days’’.

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