Apply for the Agri-Business/Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS)

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What is AGSMEIS?

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


Who is Eligible?

  • Creative & Art industries
  • Fashion, Beauty
  • Apparel & Textile
  • Arts & Entertainment

Industrial & Manufacturing

  • Agriculture & Allied Processing
  • Automobiles

Information & Communication Technology

  • Telecommunication
  • Media & Publishing


  • Catering & Event Management

How Does It Work

Step 1: Get Trained

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

Step 2: Apply For Loan

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

Step 3: Receive Funds

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

Step 4: Get Business Support Services

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

Step 5: Make Sales

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

Step 6: Repay Loan

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the Loan?

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.

What is the interest rate for this loan?

The interest rate is nine percent (9%) per annum.

Do I need collateral?

No, this loan scheme does not require a collateral.

How long will it take to receive funds?

This loan scheme is designed to be easily accessible. The entire process is automatted. From application submittion to disbursement takes six(6) to eight(8) weeks.

Has disbursement started?

Yes we have disbursed over N25B and this is still ongoing.

Additional Links

Business Support Providers

Register and offer your support services to the beneficiaries.

Vendors and Suppliers

Register and supply good quality products/equipment to the beneficiaries.


Register your products and services for online sales on AGSMEIS Mall

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