The Central Bank Of Nigeria CBN is issuing loans to small and medium enterprises under the AGSMEIS Loan scheme 2019.
Agric, Small and Medium Enterprise Scheme AGSMEIS is the Bankers’ Committee’s initiative aimed at complementing the efforts of the Federal Government to promote agri-business as well as small and medium-sized enterprises as a vehicle for sustainable economic development and job creation.
From the AGSMEIS, you can access up to N10M at 5 percent per year– without collateral.
Objectives of the Agric, Small and Medium Enterprise Scheme (AGSMEIS)
The Scheme’s goals include:
- To create much-needed job possibilities in Nigeria
- To improve the agricultural value chain and guarantee sustainable farming practices.
- To guarantee access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
- To boost the managerial capacity of Agri-Business/SMEs as pipelines of fast growing enterprises that can evolve into corporate organizations.
Who is eligible for AGSMEIS Loan
MSMEs are eligible in the following industries:
Services,(Hospitality, Restaurants, Catering, Services, etc.),
Manufacturing / Production,
Mining, Creative Industry (Fashion, Design, Crafts, Entertainment, etc.), etc.
How to apply for AGSMEIS Loan In Nigeria Without Collateral
Step 1: Get trained
Train at a CBN-certified Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) for a one-week mandatory training course.
Step 2: Apply for the Loan.
The Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) will guide you and help you get all the papers you need to secure your credit.
You can obtain the current application form from the CBN EDC that trained you. But
Step 3: Receive funds
For eligible applications, funds are paid into the beneficiaries’ account.
Feedback is provided to unqualified applicants.
Step 4: Get Business Support Services
The Entrepreneurship Development Institute will assist you in implementing the business plan and commercially delivering business support services.
Step 5: Make Sales
Sell products and services for reimbursement and profit.
Step 6: Reimbursement
Run your business, keep records, monitor sales and expenses to maximize profit and repay the loan.
What is the interest rate for AGSMEIS Loan?
This is the question any serious prospective entrepreneur should ask. The AGSMEIS charges as little as five (5) percent interest for the first five(5) years on overall capital.
In other words, if you get One Million Naira(N1,000,000), you will be required to reimburse One Million Fifty Thousand Naira(N1,050,000) over the period of the loan.
Get more details at: www.nmfb.com.ng/sme
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Until now, the bank has disbursed about 776 million loans under the AGSMEIS to eligible SMEs.
Here is a list of CBN approved Entrepreneurship Development Centers EDC
CBN-EDC, Ibadan (South West)
Address: Old SDSTC (Oyo Oodua Skill Acquisition Centre Premises),
Samonda, along Sango-UI Road,
Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
CBN-EDC, PortHarcourt (South South)
30 Trans-Woji road, Grace plaza, by Slaughter Bridge Woji Town,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State
CBN-EDC, Maiduguri (North East)
website : edcnortheast.com.ng
Address: Old Informatics Institute, Njimtillo, Kano Road,
Maiduguri, Borno State
CBN-EDC, Kano (North West)
Address: Murtala Muhammed Library Complex,
Kano, Kano State
CBN-EDC, Makurdi (North Central)
Off Jonah Jang Crescent,
Near Federal Secretariat,
Makurdi, Benue State.
CBN-EDC, Minna (North Central)
Address: Minna Innovation Institute,
Behind Niger State Sharia Commission,
Justice Ndajiwo Drive,
Minna, Niger State.
CBN-EDC, Enugu (South East)
Address: Ebenezer Villa Suite
8, Ogenyi Close, Off Cornerstone Avenue
Off Nike Lake Resort Road,
Enugu, Enugu State.
You can get more contact addresses of Entrepreneurship development centres in Nigeria @ https://www.boi.ng/edcpartners/