AGSMEIS Loan: All You Need To Know And How To Apply.

Agric-Business Small and Medium Enterprises Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS)


AGSMEIS is a federal government intervention funding scheme through CBN that promotes Agric businesses as a vehicle for sustainable economic development and employment generation.
In collaboration with (AGSMEIS), we support and complement the Federal Governments’ efforts at promoting Agri-businesses/Small and Medium Enterprises.


Do you own a business or want to start one? Agribusiness small and medium enterprises investment has been designed specifically by the federal government to promotes agricultural businesses of micro, small, medium enterprises(MSME).

AGSMEIS is a federal government intervention funding scheme through CBN that promotes Agric businesses as a vehicle for sustainable economic development and employment generation.

  • ✔ Interest Rate: 5% per annum
  • ✔ Tenor: 7 years.
  • ✔ Moratorium: Maximum of 18 months on Principal and 6 months on Interest
  • ✔ Agricultural sector.
  • ✔Real sector including Manufacturing, mining, and petrochemicals.
  • ✔ Service sector including Information and Communication (ICT) and the Creative Industry.
  • ✔ Other businesses as determined by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
  • ✔ Duly completed application form.
  • ✔ Bank Verification Number (BVN).
  • ✔ Certificate of Training from recognized Entrepreneurship Development Institution (EDI) or evidence of membership of organized private sector
  • ✔ Letter of Introduction from any of the following, Clergy, Village Head, District Head, Traditional Ruler, senior civil servant, etc. (for individuals/ micro enterprises only).
  • ✔ Evidence of registration of business name or certificate of incorporation and filing of annual returns (where applicable) in compliance with the provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (1990).
  • ✔ Tax Identification Number (TIN) and current Tax Clearance Certificate TCC) where applicable.
  • ✔ To qualify to access this fund, you need to have been trained by an Enterprise Development Institute after which you will fill the form. They will submit your form to CBN.
  • ✔ CBN will ask banks to verify your account details and then CBN proceeds to conduct its own assessments

What is AGSMEIS?
AGSMEIS means Agri-Business Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme is a loan of 5% per annum implemented by the central bank of Nigeria through UBA as a disbursing bank for empowering potential entrepreneurs with the necessary equipment and working capital to kick start their businesses.

What are CBN EDIs?
Central Bank of Nigeria Entrepreneurship Development Institutions are public and private institutions approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria to carry out vocational and entrepreneurship training for Entrepreneurs and SMEs

Who can apply for AGSMEIS?
All Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the Agriculture sector, Education, Manufacturing, Service sector, including Information and Communication (ICT) and the Creative Industry

Must I be a UBA customer before I can access this loan?
Yes. UBA will be the disbursement bank for your loan amount since it is paramount you have an account with the bank.

Must I have to be certified by an Entrepreneurial development institute before I am qualified to access this loan?
YES. To be qualified to assess this loan you need to be trained and certified by any of CBN approved Entrepreneurial Development Centers closest to you. Accredited EDIs are all over the nation.

Do I need collateral for this loan?

In an instance of asset acquisition; the asset acquired becomes the collateral and must be registered with National Collateral Registry(NCR).
For Working Capital Loan of N500,000 and below; the collateral is Personal Guarantee of the borrower.
If the working capital is above N500k, the obligor will submit a receipt of assets previously purchased, to cover the balance of the exposure

Who do I submit my application form to?
Only eligible entrepreneurs that have been trained and certified will submit their application forms to the EDIs indicating United Bank for Africa as the disbursing bank for onward submission to CBN.

If I am already in business, do I need to be certified by the entrepreneurial institutes to be qualified to access this loan?

One of the eligibility criteria is to be certified by a CBN approved Entrepreneurial development institutes.

how do I know where and who the Entrepreneurial development institutes are?

You can get this information from our SME page on our website or visit the closest branch to you, to inquire of an EDI closest to you.

If you need  more clarification kindly use the comment box or drop your WhatsApp number so we can furnish you with all the information you seek.

Please NOTE that the AGSMEIS Loan registration is free of charge, don’t pay anyone for any reason regarding the registration to avoid being scammed.


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