The Federal Government has approved the payment of the Survival Fund to 155,920 beneficiaries in the transport sector following the enumeration of the first batch on January 17, 2021.
The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum disclosed the development on Monday.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande quoted the Minister as saying about 19,689 beneficiaries are yet to be enumerated.
Part of the statement read, “The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum, said since the enumeration of the first set of beneficiaries on January 17, 2021, a total of 155,920 beneficiaries in the transport track have so far been approved for payment while 9,109 pending cases are being processed for payment.”
In a related development, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the release of funds to pay the 774,000 participants of the ongoing Special Public Works Programme across the country.
The Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Festus Keyamo (SAN) made this known on Saturday in a post on Twitter.
He tweeted, “President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously directed a release of the funds for the payment of stipends to the 774,000 participants of the SPW programme. I have consequently directed the NDE to begin processing the payments and participants should begin to receive payments soon