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How To Easily Access CBN MSMEDF Loan (Full Guide)



How To Easily Access CBN MSMEDF Loan (Full Guide)

How To Easily Access CBN MSMEDF Loan (Full Guide)

The Central Bank of Nigeria Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Fund (MSMEDF) is still open for entrepreneurs who will be looking to boost their business as we will be walking you through the requirements and guidelines to access the Loan.

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The CBN launched the MSME Development Fund on August 15, 2013 with a share capital of N220 billion. The Fund was established in recognition of the significant contributions of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sub-sector to the economy and the existing huge financing gap.


Ten (10) percent of the Fund has been devoted to developmental objectives such a grants, capacity building and administrative costs while ninety (90) percent commercial component will be released to Participating Financial Institutions(PFIs) at 2% for on-lending to MSMEs at a maximum interest rate of 9% per annum.

Eligible activities to be financed include agricultural value chain, services, cottage industries, artisans, trade and commerce and any income generating business as may be prescribed by the CBN from time to time.

Objectives of the MSMEDF

The broad objective of the Fund is to channel low interest funds to the MSME sub-sector of the Nigerian economy through PFIs to:

  • Enhance access by MSMEs to financial services;
  • Increase productivity and output of microenterprises;
  • Increase employment and create wealth; and
  • Engender inclusive growth

Benefits of the MSMEDF to Some Stakeholders

1. PFIs

The Developmental Components will be utilized for capacity building of staff of PFIs, research and provision of other financial services infrastructure

2. MSMEs

Long term single digit loans at 9% p.a. This has resulted in reduced cost of borrowing which will impact positively on the earnings of the MSMEs


3. Microfinance Sub-sector

The Fund will provide liquidity for the sub-sector and result in general improvement of the financial system stability

4. General Public

Job creation

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In line with the provisions of the Revised Microfinance Policy, Regulatory and Supervisory Framework for Nigeria, enterprises to be funded under the Scheme include:
a) Micro Enterprises
b) Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
The following are eligible activities under the Fund:

  • Agricultural value chain activities
  • Cottage Industries
  • Artisans
  • Services
  • Renewable energy/energy efficient product and technologies
  • Trade and general commerce
  • Other economic activity as may be prescribed by the CBN

Note: Only 10% of the Commercial component of the Fund shall be channeled to trade and commerce.

How To Easily Access CBN MSMEDF Loan

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  1. Tamunomiete Hillary

    January 29, 2022 at 12:51 am

    It is dividends of democracy, thanks to federal government initiation for the grant. UBA savings Account no. 2058402609 Tamunomiete Hillary.

    • salman sulaiman

      January 29, 2022 at 1:20 am

      I have registered but nothing in my accout up yet, hmmm
      I know that you know i am and i whant to you to prove that i am
      Pls make nigerian to become a nigeria tnx i love my country (NIGERIA) my status
      Name Salman sulaiman
      My serial num:2530
      My number 07044428503-09070557834

      • Okpara Kenneth

        January 29, 2022 at 9:19 am

        Are you following your application up to know the status, if it was approved?

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