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.
NG-CARES: A federal government initiative to support young Nigerians financially to become self-reliant. If you haven’t forgotten this Ng cares program has been in full swing in recent days, which even many people are full of the programme. Now they have come up with a new system to check if you are one of the successful recipients.
NG-CARES leverages on past, successfully implemented government interventions such as Community and Social Development Project (CSDP), Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), National Cash Transfer Programme (NCTP), National FADAMA Programme, State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) and Youth Employment and Social Support Operations (YESSO) without creating another project implementation structure.
It is designed to support a budgeted programme of expenditures and interventions at the State level – targeting existing and emerging vulnerable and poor households, agricultural value chains, and Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) affected by the economic crisis.
The criteria for determining if you are eligible are as follows:
There are two ways, the first is to send a message containing a link to which you can enter to fill in the rest of your information, and the second is a link to be checked to see if you have succeeded.
How to check whether you can get NG-CARES support
First click on the link below to check on their online portal
Then choose your state and click on Go to Portal
Then it will take you to the next page then select the part of the item you filled out when you previously registered.
After selecting click on Get Vetted it will take you to the next page as shown in the screenshot below. Clicking on it will take you to where you can write down your phone number, then enter your number which you have registered for Ng cares with before.
After you have typed and clicked Submit, the application will take you to the next page where you will fill in the rest of your details as well as your bank details and business details, after which click on Submit.
But some are recieving message directly to their mobile phone concerning their application status. Therefore you shouldn’t forget to be checking your phone SMS.
Finally anyone whose name didn’t appear should comeback next time as they are releasing it graduatlly.