Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Agri-Business/Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS) 2021 for young Nigerians.


Application Deadline: Ongoing

The Agri-Business/Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme is an initiative to support the Federal Government’s efforts and policy measures for the promotion of agricultural businesses and small/medium enterprises (SMEs) as vehicles for sustainable economic development and employment generation.

Eligibility Requirements

Get trained by first selecting a CBN-Certified Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) to guide you through the loan application process and ensure that all your documents are complete.

Eligible Field(s): 

Functional Training Areas for Entrepreneurship Development Centers Under AGSMEIS include:

1. Agriculture & Agro-allied processing
2. Art & Entertainment
3. Automobile Services
4. Fashion and Dressmaking
5. Catering & Event Management
6. Courier & Delivery Services
7. Creative Industry
8. Apparels and Textiles
9. I.C.T 10. Cottage Industry
11. Media
12. Publishing
13. Telecommunications
14. Hospitality
15. Health Services
16. Welding & Fabrication
17. Animal Husbandry
18. Cosmetics, Beauty and Makeup Artistry
19. Electrical and Electronics
20. POP and Tiling
21. Carpentry
22. Masonry

How Does It Work

Step 1Get Trained

Attend a compulsory training with a CBN certified Entrepreneurship Development Center (EDC).

Step 2Apply For Loan

The Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) guides and assists you in getting all necessary documents required to secure the loan

Step 3Receive Funds

Loans are paid into the account of beneficiaries. Unqualified candidates are given feedback.

Step 4Get Business Support Services

The Entrepreneurship Development Institute assists you to implement business plan and provide business support services commercially.

Step 5Make Sales

Sell products and services to pay back loan and make profit.

Step 6Repay Loan

Run your business, keep proper records, monitor sales and expenses to maximize profit and pay back the loan.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the CBN AGSMEIS


  1. Medores Ventures General Merchant of Telecommunications Industry interested in Loan to expand my business

  2. Great initiative as never seen before. Care to be taken not to be hijacked so it can serve the laudable purpose for which it is meant to serve.

  3. Hello AGSMEIS how can the claim to have disbursed 25B be boldly stated, there is no data or assurance anywhere that attests to this. The 2020 set that applied, none I know of has received this so called disbursement, after all payment for training, to open account!. Its either this is a lie, scam or politicized. And yet, another call is made for 2021? Why is this so, deceiving fellow Nigerians, robbing them of the one they have, promising & not fulfilling? Its a pity!


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