Ogun State begins deployment of N1bn grant for small businesses, check guidelines on how to apply

The Commissioner for Industry, Trade, and Investment and a member of the Ogun State COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Steering Committee, Mr. Adebola Sofela, in a statement on Monday, announced that Governor Dapo Abiodun has directed the immediate commencement of the disbursement process for the second phase of the Ogun State’s N1bn grants for The Ogun State Government has commenced the second phase of the disbursement of the N1 billion grant to micro and small enterprises.

It is the second phase of the initiative aimed at alleviating poverty and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in the state.

According to the statement, in the first batch, over N120 million was disbursed by the state government to more than 1,000 micro and small entrepreneurs across the 20 local government areas of the state.

Who can apply?
Micro and small Enterprises in any of the following:
Hair & Beauty
Light Manufacturing

What the grant is for:
Payment of Utilities such as: Water, Electricity, Internet Service Subscription and so on
Payment of Rent for Office, Shop, and Cold Room Rent
Payment of Salaries (Evidence must be provided)

Eligible Enterprises must:
Be located in Ogun State
Have a minimum of three employees
Have been in operation for at least 2 years
Profitability of business must have been reduced as a result of COVID -19 Pandemic.
How to apply:

Firstly, log on to https://www.ngcaresbusiness.org/

1. Click on Select State and choose Ogun State. Then click on “Go to Portal”
2. Then click on Apply.
3. You will be asked to fill in the following details:

Business name
What kind of business? (General services/Artisans, Specialised Services, Agriculture (Crop and Livestock),
Transportation/Logistics, Trading and Manufacturing)
What kind of –? (Here, you will be able to select your specific business type)
How much sales (in naira) do you currently make monthly?
What date/year did you open your business?
Phone number of head of business
Number of employees
First name of head of business
Last name of head of business
Email of head of business
Date of birth of head of business
Gender of head of business
State of business
LGA of business
Lastly, Click on Submit.

NB: Businesses who apply in multiple states or states wherein they do not operate will be disqualified.

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