The Federal Government yesterday disbursed N10billion to artisans who applied under the Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) survival fund.

The Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum who is the Chairperson, Steering Committee on survival fund and guarantee off-take schemes, said approval was made last week and the Ministry of Finance knowing how important the money is needed made it available immediately.

She spoke during a press briefing in Abuja.

According to her, approval for the month of November is N10billion which is for the payroll of artisans, stressing that as this payment is going on, registration by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) is also ongoing to ensure those not captured now will be captured for next payment.