The Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation has commenced monitoring of business owners in Lagos Island Local Government, who were empowered with operational grants between N80,000 – N150,000 to boost their businesses that were crippled by the pulsating economic downturn.

As a collaborative strategy under the Nigerian COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus programme,the recipients of this cash grant initiative, were sourced from the Lagos State Social Register, which is domicile in the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget.

All the beneficiaries were given soft skills trainings on financial literacy , prior the cash disbursement in order to boost their business proficiencies, for economic growth.