NG-CARES Covid-19 20222 Portal – The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health emergency with far-reaching consequences on the economy, basic services, social unrest and livelihood of the poor and vulnerable.
In Nigeria, the pandemic led to the closure of many MSEs, loss of jobs, stalled provision of basic services in poor communities and thereby increasing the population of Nigerians living below the poverty line.
As a response to the hardship perpetrated by the COVID-19 pandemic and in line with the vision of the Federal Government of Nigeria to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in ten years, the Federal Government of Nigeria, on behalf of the 36 states and the FCT, sought and obtained assistance from the World Bank to the tune of USD 750 Million for on-lending to the States and FCT to implement a two-year emergency response programme, named the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES). Each State is allocated ex-ante USD 20 million, FCT $15 Million and the Federal CARES Support Unit is allocated USD 15 million.
The NG-CARES programme seeks to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the livelihoods of poor individuals, farmers, vulnerable households, communities and owners of micro and small enterprises. The financial instrument is Programme for Result (PforR) at the states and FCT while the Federal level is financed through the Investment Project Financing (IPF).
NG-CARES Covid-19 20222 Portal Target Businesses:
a) Micro businesses (3 – 9 employees): this means that a micro business unit should have like 3 to 9 employees before they will granted access to the loan
b) Small businesses (10 – 50 employees): for small business unit they will need to boast of 10 to 50 employees.
NG-CARES Covid-19 20222 Portal Application Supporting Documents:
- Proof of identification (NIN, Driver’s License, Voter’s Card, etc.)
- Proof of residence (Utility Bills, Voters Card)
- Proof of age (NIN, Voter’s Card, Driver’s License)
- Proof of Bank Verification Number (BVN Printout duly stamped by the Bank)
- That you have suffered financial set back
- You need to own any business for business categories
- NG-Cares is a scheme of the federal and work bank
- It was established to help reduce the high level poverty and access to funds as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
- About 750 million dollars has been made available by world Bank.
- Federal government will play a supervisory role.
- State are to implement the usage of the fund as they are the ones to locate those vulnerable people in the grass root.
- There is no central portal created for this scheme now.
- Individual state have their portal open for this purpose.
How To Apply For NG-CARES Stimulus Programme;
There are enumerators in each local Government so it’s advisable you make contact with them for registration purposes but if you couldn’t get in touch with them you can still meet your community CDC Chairman, Women Leader, or Youth President.
Below are the Application Link to All State in Nigeria:
- Abia State – Click Here
- Adamawa State (Yola) – Click Here
- Akwa Ibom State (Uyo) – Click Here
- Anambra State (Awka) – Click Here
- Bauchi State (Bauchi) – Click Here
- Bayelsa State (Yenagoa) – Click here
- Benue State (Makurdi) – Click Here
- Borno State (Maiduguri) – Click Here
- Cross River State (Calabar) – Click Here
- Delta State (Asaba) – Click Here
- Ebonyi State (Abakaliki) – Click Here
- Edo State (Benin City) – Click Here
- Ekiti State (Ado Ekiti) – Click Here
- Enugu State (Enugu) – Click Here
- Gombe State (Gombe) – Click Here
- Imo State (Owerri) – Click Here
- Jigawa State (Dutse) – Click Here
- Kaduna State (Kaduna) – Click Here
- Kano State (Kano) – Click Here
- Katsina State (Katsina) – Click Here
- Kebbi State (Birnin Kebbi) – Click Here
- Kogi State (Lokoja) – Click Here
- Kwara State (Ilorin) – Click Here
- Lagos State (Ikeja) – Click Here
- Nasarawa State (Lafia) – Click Here
- Niger State (Minna) – Click Here
- Ogun State (Abeokuta) – Click Here
- Ondo State (Akure) – Click Here
- Osun State (Oshogbo) – Click Here
- Oyo State (Ibadan) – Click Here
- Plateau State (Jos) – Click Here
- Rivers State (Port Harcourt) – Click Here
- Sokoto State (Sokoto) – Click Here
- Taraba State (Jalingo) – Click Here
- Yobe State (Damaturu) – Click Here
- Zamfara State (Gusau) – Click Here