07

Dec

FG, Banks To Disburse N75bn Palliatives Loan To Manufacturers.

The Federal Government has partnered with commercial institutions to provide manufacturers with N75 billion through the Presidential Palliative Loan Programme. Beneficiary manufacturers are those that have undergone evaluation by the financial institutions and fulfilled all criteria for disbursement. Each manufacturer is eligible for a maximum of N1 billion, contingent upon the scale of their operations. In an effort to mitigate the effects of the fuel subsidy removal, the Presidential Palliative Loan Programme and the Presidential Conditional Grant Programme had just commenced. Beneficiaries of both initiatives are obligated to fulfill specific prerequisites prior to receiving approval or withdrawal. A benefiting nanobusiness […]

31

May

N200 Billion Social Housing Facility Ready For Disbursement At A Rate Of 5% Per Year – FG

The Presidency has declared that the N200 billion facility set aside for the Federal Government Social Housing Scheme is available for disbursement, allowing the project to get underway. This follows the signing of an agreement with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and a guarantee from the Federal Ministry of Finance for the project, which is intended to produce 1.8 million employment and provide housing to 1.5 million Nigerian families at a rate of 5% each year. The information was revealed in a statement released by Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity,[…]

27

Apr

FG Disagrees With World Bank, That Nigeria Spent $1.5b On Electricity

The government demands that SBT increase collection by N65 billion and 600,000 meters. Ahmad Rufai Zakari, the President’s Special Adviser on Infrastructure, yesterday slammed a World Bank study claiming that the Federal Government spends at least $1.5 billion to address the country’s electricity shortage. According to the presidential aide, the World Bank report, which also reported that 78 percent of power users in Nigeria have less than 12 hours of regular electricity supply, was unfounded. Although the World Bank reported that the Nigerian government is currently subsidizing the power sector with about $1.5 billion, mostly due to tariff shortfalls, Zakari[…]