13. To further ease the Covid 19 challenges, this Government is to partner with World Bank to implement the pandemic stimulus programme called CARES.
14. The programme is going to be a 2-year activity that involves three result areas that include an increase in social transfer, basic services and livelihood support to poor and vulnerable households to be anchored by Community and Social Development Agency. There is also an increase in food security and safe functioning of food supply chains for poor households which is to be supported by Fadama project.
15. Similarly, there will be facilitation and enhancement of capabilities of Medium and Small-Scale Enterprises which is also to be anchored by the Bank of Industry and Ministry of Commerce. The Ministry of Budget will provide the overall coordination, which is estimated to cost over 70 Billion naira for a period of 2 years.