No fewer than 700 members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Ogun State have undergone data capturing for the payment of the federal government’s survival fund to transporters.
The government had announced an intervention grant for micro transport operators under its Survival Fund for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The beneficiaries will get N30,000 each under the scheme tagged: “Transport Track”.
The state Chairman of NURTW, Mustapha Ismail Adewale (Yaro), noted that the fund would cushion the effects of COVID-19 on his members, noting that the lockdown had devastating effects on the transportation sector, especially on the NURTW members who were daily earners.
Adewale said: “We have 700 beneficiaries. The processes have been free and fair. We thank the Federal Government most especially President Muhammadu Buhari for the palliative measures. We also pledge out unalloyed support and loyalty to his government.
“It would bring a big relief to our members. N30,000 is not a small money. You will realise that some people are struggling to get N10,000 to start their petty trades. So, for our members the N30,000 will bring great relief to their businesses.”