The Federal Government has approved the total sum of Ten Billion Naira (₦10,000,000,000) as survival fund for both Transport Workers and Operators as to help cushion the sufferings encountered by road transport workers and operators as a result of COVID19 pandemic.
This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Transportation, Sen. Gbemisola Saraki, when the President, Public Transport Owners of Nigeria Association (PTONA), Engr. Isaac Uhunwagho, led the Association’s National Executive Committee and Trustees to pay her a courtesy call in Abuja recently.
She informed the delegation that the fund is domiciled with the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment, adding that the Federal Ministry of Transportation is currently working on the modalities for its disbursement.
On their part, PTONA pledged their support to the administration in ensuring all safety measures are taken by the transporters in curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.