The Attorney General of the Federal and Minister of Justice , Abubakar Malami revealed in a statement issued on Monday that no fewer than three-thousand owners of small and medium scale businesses in Kebbi State would receive Federal Government’s post COVID-19 grants in order to enhance their business activities.
However, from the statement issued on Monday in Birnin-Kebbi by Dr Umar Gwandu, Malami quoted by Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, saying this at the opening ceremony for the disbursement of N2 billion loan facilities to 549 entrepreneurs in Kebbi, under the Federal Government’s Agri-business Small and Medium Enterprises Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS), NAN reports.
This noted by the Federal Government that many small and medium scale business owners suffered losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, hence, solution for that is to intervene with grants and soft loan to get them back to their feet.
He added that, “Each of the entrepreneurs will receive an amount ranging from one million to five million”, under the scheme.”
Also, he disclosed that 200 wheelchairs would be distributed to People Living with Disability (PWDs) in Birnin-Kebbi during the first week of January, 2021.
Not only that, they also plans hundreds of boreholes were dug for rural communities through the KDI, to bring end to the acute shortage of water and improve healthcare and hygiene. minister said.