Are you a talented and innovative Nigerian youth with profitable business ideas or you are already doing a business in Nigeria but having challenges because of inadequate finance?

If YES, then HELP has come for you via  the Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) programme 2021.

How to Apply for Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) 2021 – Get at least 3million as Business Loan.

With NYIF 2021 you could get between N250,000 to N3million as business loan from the federal government of Nigeria whether you operate a Registered or an Unregistered Business in Nigeria.

About Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) 2021

Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan was developed by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD) as a built-in strategy to respond effectively to the youth employment challenge in Nigeria.

The major objectives of the plan are to address fragmentation of youth initiatives that prevent assessment of impact, and to provide Nigeria youth with investment inputs required to build successful businesses that can become sustainable employers of labor and contributors to Nigeria’s development.

The plan targets young people between the ages of 18-35 years and details the needed actions required to support business establishment, expansion and consequent employment creation for youth in critical economic and social sectors.

The Federal Executive Council on the 22nd of July, 2020 approved the sum of N75, 000,000,000.00 (seventy five billion naira) for the establishment of the Nigeria Youth Investment Fund for the period of 2020 – 2023 dedicated to investing in the
innovative ideas, skills and talents of Nigerian Youth, and to institutionally provide our youth with a special window for accessing much needed funds, finances, business management skills and other inputs critical for sustainable enterprise

FMYSD is the lead implementation entity and is responsible for budgetary provisions and for funds mobilization.

Objectives of NYIF) 2021 Programme 

* Improve access to finance for youth and youth-owned enterprises for national development;
*Generate much-needed employment opportunities to curb youth
*Boost the managerial capacity of the youth and develop their potentials to become the future large corporate organizations.


Target For NYIF) 2021 Programme 

How to Apply for Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) 2021 – Business Loan

The NYIF aims to financially empower Nigeria youth to generate at least 500,000 jobs between 2020 and 2023.

Types of Financial Facilities NYIF 2021 Provides

Term Loan (for asset acquisition/improvement)
(i) Individual (Unregistered business)
Shall be determined based on activity/nature of project subject to the maximum of N250,000
(ii) Registered Businesses (Business name, Limited Liability, Cooperative, Commodity Association shall be determined by activity/nature of project subject to the maximum of N3.0 million (including working capital).

Eligibility Criteria For NYIF 2021 Programme 

Informal Business Enterprises (Individuals and Sole Proprietors)
A huge percentage of youth are engaged in the informal sector. Accordingly, the NYIF will facilitate the transition of informal enterprises owned by youth into the formal mainstream economy where they can be supported comprehensively, build a bankable track record; and be accurately captured as active participants in
economic development.

An eligible youth must fulfil the following conditions:
(i) Be a youth within the age bracket of 18-35 years.
(ii) Have business/enterprises domiciled and operational in Nigeria.
(iii) Has not been convicted of any financial crime in the last 10 years.
(v) Has a valid Bank Verification Number (BVN)
(vi) Possess Local Government Indigene Certificate.
5.1 Formal Business Enterprises (Youth Owned Enterprises)
These are enterprises that are legal entities duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

Documents Required:
(i) Evidence of registration with Corporate Affairs Commission (Certificate of
Incorporation and Form CAC 2A);
(ii) Business questionnaire;
(iii) List of Directors with BVN nos.;
(iv) Evidence of regulatory approvals (where applicable);
(v) Tax Identification Number (TIN).

Cooperative societies duly registered with the relevant government authorities and members of Commodity Associations that fall within the eligible age bracket are also eligible to participate.

Training NYIF 2021 Programme Provides

Applicants shall undergo a compulsory entrepreneurship training arranged or approved by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

Eligible Activities/Businesses

Legally allowed activities in the sectors or focal areas listed below shall be eligible:
(i) Technology/ Innovation;
(ii) Agriculture and related value chain;
(iii) Green Economy and Renewable energy sector;
(iv) Manufacturing,
(v) Hospitality/Tourism;
(vi) Construction;
(vii) Logistics and supply chain;
(viii) Healthcare value chain,
(ix) Creative sector and
(x) Trading and Services.
(xi) Others as may be determined by NYIF/CBN from time to time.

However, preference shall be given to enterprises that will support the growth of priority sectors, specifically those identified by the Economic and Recovery Growth Plan ERGP and the Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan.

How to Apply or Register For NYIF 2021 Business Loan

To apply or get application form for the Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) 2021 – Business Loan, Please Visit the NYIF.NMFB business loan Registration portal