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Jigawa opens interstate movement

Jigawa state governor

The Jigawa State Government has opened interstate travel and ordered for the immediate disband of all the security checkpoints in its border.

Governor Badaru Abubakar disclosed this on Saturday while briefing newsmen in Government House, Dutse.

He said the state presently has only one patient with active case in isolation centre.

He said this followed the discharge of seven COVID-19 patients from isolation centre after they have fully recovered.

It was reported that the Jigawa State Government had closed all its COVID-19 isolation centres in the state.

The Governor, however, noted that the state COVID-19 response strategy is continuously yielding results.

“As we ease lockdown, lift ban on weekly market days and allow interstate travel, it is also necessary to disband the security posts at our borders with immediate effect.

” Their expertise would be deployed if need arises as we continue this arduous journey against the COVID-19 pandemic in the state ”

Badaru, therefore, expressed dismay on the manner at which people violate public safety measures.

He said the state will not hesitate to deal swiftly and decisively with erring individuals., 

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N50,000, N30,000 To Be Distributed Among 433,000 Nigerians, Businesses By FG




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.

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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.

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