Schools, churches and mosques will not be reopened by June 8th – FG says and give reasons
The federal government has revealed rumors that schools, churches and mosques will reopen on June 8, 2020 after the second phase of the ban. Head Mustafa, secretary of the federal government (SGF) and chair of the presidential working group (PTF) at COVID-19, announced this at a meeting in Abuja, saying that the message was not from the government that the authorities and authorities had given it had to lose it . He reiterated the government’s willingness to reopen the country’s main sectors so that economic, religious and academic activities can continue peacefully as long as the government believes that such a decision will not harm Nigeria. COVID-19 is real and has affected countries all over the world. Therefore, Nigerians must be patient with the government, because we are working hard to limit the spread of the virus, he added. The second phase of the blockade starts on Monday, May 18, 2020 and ends on Monday, June 1, 2020. Competent authorities and agencies are recommended to adopt COVID-19 guidelines in the second phase of blocking for possible reopening of key sectors. Meeting your goals will be a key factor, so they strictly comply with NCDC guidelines, which include the use of physical face masks, regular hand washing with alcohol-based soap or disinfectants, and maintaining distance and social problems. Corona virus is real, don’t negotiate and spread it if you do. Perform constant respiratory hygiene, including coughing or sneezing into the tissues and immediately throwing or coughing or sneezing on the elbows.
Tola Johnson, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Micro Small and Medium and Medium Enterprises(MSMEs), says 100,000 small businesses will get N50,000 each.
NAN reports that the gesture is part of COVID-19 economic stimulus.
The presidential aide made the announcement at the inauguration of the Implementation of Survival Fund and Guaranteed Off-Take Stimulus Schemes for MSMEs on Thursday in Abuja.
Johnson, the Project Coordinator, said that the schemes were part of the Economic Sustainability Plan drafted by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo-led committee and approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The Payroll Support targets 100,000 businesses. However, the number of individuals who will benefit from this is 500,000. What the government has done is to say that there a lot of MSMEs that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
“Afterward, there is a CAC (Corporate Affairs Commission) free registration; it is free for the MSMEs but the government is paying the CAC for this. What the government has done is to say to the CAC, you do this regularly to the MSMEs at about N12,000 or thereabout; give it to us at half price, we will give it to the MSMEs free.’’
Johnson added that under the National MSMEs Clinic, Osinbajo and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment went to no fewer than 26 states.
He said it was discovered that very creative businesses were not registered.
“They will tell you they don’t have N10,000 to N12,000 to register their businesses. The government had promised that at some point, we will do and I think the opportunity has come now; the opportunity cannot be better than now.’’
The official also announced that under the Survival Fund, the last strap would be the Transport and Artisans Support.
At least 333,000 beneficiaries will get a one-off N30,000 grant, Johnson said.
He added that the government will work with associations, individuals and the Ministry of Transportation to implement the scheme.