The Federal Ministry of Sports and Youths Development on Wednesday said 10,000 out of the three million youths who applied for the Nigeria Youth Investment Fund have been shortlisted.
The Youth Development arm of the ministry said this in a statement it issued in Abuja on Wednesday.
The statement titled ‘Nigeria Youth Investment Fund: 10,000 youths shortlisted, await training and disbursement’ added that the selected youths would be entitled to loans between N250,000 and N3m.
It said, “The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development stated that out of the ongoing screening of over three million applicants for the NYIF loan, 10,000 have been shortlisted for training by the ministry after which they will be approved for specific amounts.
“With the successful completion of this pilot phase, NIRSAL has cleared names of another 10,000 for training and subsequent loan approval and disbursement. The Nigeria Youth Investment Loans are in the range of N250,000 to N3m for now.”Govt must prioritise youth employment, says ex-lawmaker
According to the statement, checks done included age, BVN, whether or not the individual had an existing government loan or had received COVID-19 business payments.
It added that all approved applicants would undergo training to ensure efficient use of the loans.