The Lagos State Government, in partnership with First Bank of Nigeria Ltd, has launched N5bn Post-Coronavirus Recovery Support capital for the education sector to support low-cost private schools across the state in mitigating the negative impact of the pandemic.
According to a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, the intervention fund, which targets over 2,000 private schools, was formally launched by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday held at the Banquet Hall in the State House, Alausa.
The statement said the loan scheme would be provided to two categories of applicants: Micro-Enterprise and Small and Medium Enterprise, adding that those in the ME category would receive a sum of no more than N500,000, while those in SME would get N5m.
The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund collaborated with First Bank to facilitate the matching fund, which will be given as loans to schools and vocational education centres across the state. (Punch)