Nigeria Youth Investment Fund NYIF 2021 – How to Apply

Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) Registration Form 2021 – How To Apply For NYIF (N75b)

The Nigeria Youth Investment Fund, NYIF is dedicated to investing in the innovative ideas, skills & talents of Nigerian youths aimed at turning them into entrepreneurs, wealth creators and employers of labour

Nigeria Youth Investment Fund

The Nigerian Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) was set up as an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD) and funded by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to invest in youth ideas to build sustainable businesses that can activate enterprise and increase job opportunities in Nigeria.

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The fund is dedicated to investing in the innovative ideas, skills & talents of Nigerian youths aimed at turning them into entrepreneurs, wealth creators and employers of labour, contributing to national 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.

Nigeria Youth Investment Fund

Aim and Benefits of Nigeria Youth Investment Fund NYIF

The fund aims to reach 500,000 youth annually between 2020 and 2023. Each fund approval will range from N250,000 to N50, 000,000, with a spread across group applications, individual applications, working capital loans set at 1 year and term loans set at 3 years with single digit interest rate of 5%.

  • GLOBAL LIMIT : N12.5 billion
    FACILITY TYPE : Term Loan
    SINGLE OBLIGOR LIMIT: Individual / Non registered Business: Up to #250.000.00 | Registered Businesses( Business Name, Limited liability/ Corporative Societies / Commodities Associations): Up to N3,000.000.00.
  • LOAN TENOR : Maximum of 5 years
  • MORATORIUM : Maximum of 12 months
  • Repayment Structure : Repayment will be on installment basis inline with businesses and NMFB evaluation.

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Requirements for Nigeria Youth Investment Fund NYIF Qualification

FORMAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISES- Youth Owned Enterprises

  • Duly registered formal business enterprises (Youth owned enterprises) with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
  • Provision of Business plan Summary / Or Completed Questionnaire
  • Evidence of Training Certificate from approved FMYSD EDIs
  • Valid Bank Verification Number (BVNs) of Director
  • Provision of Tax Identification Number (TIN)

INFORMAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (INDIVIDUAL li SOLE PRORIETORS)

  • Must be a Nigerian youth within the age bracket of 18 to 35yrs
  • Have an operational business /enterprise domiciled In Nigeria (Those with unregistered business can also apply) 
  • Has not been convicted of any financial clime in the last 10 years
  • Valid Bank Verification Number (BVN)
  • Evidence of Local Government Indigene Certificate

INEGIBILITY

  • Beneficiaries of NMFB loans (such as Targeted Credit Facility TCF) and Agribusiness/Small and Medium Enterprises Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS) that remain unpaid are not eligible to apply.
  • Beneficiaries of other Government loan schemes that remain unpaid are not eligible to apply.

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Documents Required for Application

  • Training Certificate from approved FMYSD EDIs
  • Evidence of registration with Corporate Affairs Commission (Certificate of Incorporation and Form CAC 2A
  • Valid Bank Verification Number (BVN) for Individuals and Directors
  • Evidence of Local Government Indigene certificate
  • Duly completed Application form
  • A copy of Birth Certificate
  • Valid Tax Identification Number (TIN)
  • A Summary Business plan / Questionnaire
  • Valid means of Identification (Voter’s Card. Drivers License. National ID/NIN Slip 3. International passport)
  • Automated two years bank statement analysis.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should: CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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