Get a loan of N3 – N10 million naira payable in 7 years with Zero collateral – AGSMEIS Loan Program

Get a loan of N3 – N10 million naira payable in 7 years with Zero collateral and 5% interest rate for both Agric and Non Agric businesses.

This scheme is targeted at providing loans for:

1. Working Capital Need
2. Purchase of Equipment

*You can apply from N3million – N10million and require  _No Collateral_*

The AGSMEIS project is part of CBN’s Intervention Funds and disbursed by NIRSAL Microfinance Bank.

The loan is for all forms of businesses in sectors such as

Agriculture Value Chain
Manufacturing and Industry
Renewable Energy
Creative Industry
And other economically viable sectors.


*Note: Applicants are required to undergo a mandatory 1 week Financial Literacy Training as part of the application process, with a mandatory training fee of N10,000 as directed by NIRSAL MFB. See link below from NIRSAL MFB for verification*

To apply visit:




Apply Now for AITP 2020 Batch ‘B’ class

His Excellency, Rt.Hon.Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, through the Enugu SME Center, in partnership with Autoease, towards equipping the youths with skills that will increase their chances of becoming employed.

Auto-revamp Innovative Training Program (AITP) is one of the programs geared towards achieving that aim.

Kindly apply here to be a part of the AITP 2020 Batch ‘B’ class.

It is mandatory that you read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Self Guaranteeing Process on the Human Capital Development Loan option before registration, here:

Note: They are limited slots and applications ends in 2 weeks. The same person calling this a scam, has already applied.



The First Batch of Auto-Revamp Innovative Training Program (AITP) Beneficiaries Commence Training

Congratulations to our beneficiaries!

AITP training commenced Wednesday, 4th November 2020 at Autoease’s workshop as trainees adjust to their work apparel and environment.

The Enugu state government, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has endorsed this training, as, after this training with our partner @Autoease, beneficiaries will become refined skill-wise, and ready for work as certified professionals in the  Automotive industry.

And we laud beneficiaries that have begun their journey of self-development under the Human Capital Development Loan (HCDL), you will be glad you did.

Note: 2nd Batch of AITP application begins on Tuesday, 10th November to close the 2020 cycle.

Register here:

It is mandatory you read the FAQs and the Self Guaranteeing Link before registration

Sieze this golden opportunity to change your narrative, now!

For more update, kindly read answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) here:

Hon. Arinze Chilo-Offiah
Special Adviser, SME Development
Head, Enugu SME Center.

#Gburugburuissme #Enugusme #AITP #Gburusyouth #AutoEase


First Batch of Enugu SME Youth Empowerment Scheme (e-YES) 2020 Beneficiaries Receive Multiple Certifications Upon Completion of Training

We wish to congratulate the first cohort of our e-YES beneficiaries, under the Human Capital Development Loan (HCDL) upon successful completion of their digital marketing skills training, endorsed by the Enugu State Government, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

Training of our e-YES beneficiaries commenced on 28th September 2020 at the prestigious Universal Hotel, Independence Layout, Enugu State, after they scaled through three stages of the interview, and observed a meticulous documentation process at the Enugu SME Centre.

Upon completion of the document process; our partner, Wild Fusion Digital Centre commenced six-week teaching, amidst supervising the growth of the now Digital Professionals.

Starting from 5th October 2020, Our successful e-YES digital professionals commenced their project defence and collection of certification.

10 months after the training, Wild Fusion would ensure access to jobs whilst the Enugu SME Center would provide entrepreneurial support.

Note: e-YES beneficiaries under the interest-free Human Capital Development loan programme are to pay back the cost of the training within 10 months once they have been given a letter of assumption.

This way, they can contribute to the economic development of Enugu State and Nigeria at large, as they now wield  worldwide recognised certifications:
1. Google Ads
2. Google analytics
3. Facebook blueprint
4. Twitter flight school
5. Search Engine Optimisation
6. Adwords & Adsense etc.

We are proud of your progress, congratulations once again for investing in your personal development.
Collection of certification is still ongoing at Enugu SME Centre.

Address:  No. 2 Market Garden by SME Bustop, opposite Ebeano Tunnel.

2nd Batch of applications commences soon!
Hon. Arinze Chilo-Offiah
(Arinze Chilo-Offiah)
Special Adviser, SME Development
Head, Enugu SME Center.


Artisan/Transport Support Grant For MSMEs In Enugu State

The FGN MSME Survival Fund is a component of the Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan (NESP) made up of N75 Billion Funding Scheme that comes in form of a grant to support vulnerable Micro and Small Enterprises in meeting they payroll obligations, safeguard jobs within the MSME space from the shock of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Special focus will be given to the youth with a focus on youth artisan aged between 18-35/38

  • Focus Artisan Groups (Youths) to focus on include the following
    • Vulcanizer
    • Auto Mechanics
    • Food Services
    • Electrician and Electronic Repair
    • Barbing/Hairdressing
    • Painter
    • Carpentry
    • Esusu (Ajo) Collector
    • Butchers

The Artisan Support Grant is a one off payment of N20,000-N30,000 for selected youth artisans in the State.

To Register, simply visit the link or simply visit our office at No. 2, Market Garden By SME Roundabout Opposite Ebeano Tunnel GRA, Enugu with your passport photograph and ID Card. lets help you get registered.
Contact No:
0808 934 4768 | 0808 499 8224 | 0904 243 9495



Ndi-Enugu its Here!

Go to to apply to get your business or startup registered by the CAC.

Hurry this is only available for  a limited time. Enugu State has 6,000 plus slots. Hurry!!

You can also go to the Enugu SME Center located at No. 2 Market Garden Avenue, opposite SME Roundabout, along Ebeano Tunnel, GRA, Enugu.

You can call us at 08089344768; 08084998224; 09042439495

The Youths this is for you!

GburuGburu is SME!!!



Pictures from the First Batch of Enugu SME Youth Empowerment Scheme (e-YES) Training 2020

The official flag-off and commencement of training sessions kick-started today, the 28th September, 2020 at the prestigious Universal Hotel, Independence Layout, Enugu State.

Upon completion of the training, the Digital Professionals will be placed into jobs, and within 10 months are obligated to pay back the cost of the training as this is an interest-free loan programme.

This way, they can contribute to the economic development of Enugu State and Nigeria at large.

#eYES #Digitalmarketing #training #Enugustate #Enugusme #Gburusyouth #Gburugburuissme


His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi through the Enugu SME Center flags off a loan partnership program with VFD Microfinance Bank

The Executive Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi through the Enugu SME Center has flagged off a partnership with VFD Microfinance Bank, the first of its kind in Nigeria, to provide soft loans and financial literacy training to palliate the effect of the pandemic on Students in Higher Institutions, New graduates, and NYSC
Members that run or own their own businesses.

Under this new financial scheme termed “Enugu Studentpreneur Development Loans, ” eligible applicants can now access soft loans up to One Hundred and fifty thousand naira (N150,000.00) from our partner @vbankng

Loan Terms:
*Interest rate: 9% per annum

*Duration: 6months (subject to renewal)

*Every business is eligible, with or without Corporate Affairs Commission Certificate.

Hon. Arinze Chilo-Offiah (@arinzechilo_ )
Special Adviser, SME Development
Head, Enugu SME Center



Enugu entrepreneurial development gain traction as SME Centre concludes first hackathon series

Creation Energy, winner of the first edition of the series, being presented with their prize by Obi Kama, commissioner for Science & Tech (far left) and Arinze Chilo-Offiah, special adviser, SME Development & Investment Promotion/ head, Enugu SME Centre, at the finals of the challenge in Enugu recently.

The Enugu SME Center has successfully concluded the first edition of its Hackathon Series, a quarterly series in partnership with the private sector to bring the ideas of the teeming youth of Enugu State to the limelight.

The first series of the initiative, which started with online registration on July 7, 2020, with focus on project themes around agriculture, education, healthcare, small business tools and other use cases & services, brought together over 300 teams, which was screened down to 25 considered disruptive and later to Top 10 marked marketable.

However, at the final stage of the challenge, which held at Hotel Sunshine, Enugu on September 11, 2020, the top 10 projects were further pruned to top 3 by the judges, which included members from public and senior private sector executives from School of Enterprise Development, Lagos Business School, and Geneysis Tech Hub.

The top three projects include; Creation Energy, a project that converts cassava waste to electricity; Teen Coding Hub, which teaches kids and teens how to code and Green Axis/Cosmos Automation, which recycles waste into raw materials for manufacturing firms/ an automated irrigation system.

At the end of the day, Creation Energy emerged the overall winner, while Teen Coding Hub and Green Axis/Cosmos Automation emerged first and second runners up respectively.

Explaining the criteria for choosing the top three projects and the overall winner, the judges noted that the three first-class ideas, which have proven marketable and implementable concepts with investment potential were selected after the extensive pitching and judging process by the finalist and the judges respectfully.

READ ALSO: Winners in Lagos smart meter hackathon receive N10m

According to the judges, the top three ideas were all winners because of the potential of their projects, especially at offering solutions to problems.

The Top 3 would receive cash prizes, with the winner getting a US$3,500Business Support Grant from the Enugu SME Center and its private sector partners that would include (but not limited) to mentorship, business advisory, product development, technical support, media publicity, digital marketing support, financial advisory services.

Moreover, all the Top-10 finalists would be enlisted in the Tekedia Mini-MBA Program.

Riding on the success of the first edition, the Enugu SME Center is planning the 2ndedition of the series by December 2020 with a focus on financial services innovation.

The Enugu SME Hackathon Series is organised by the Enugu SME Center with focus on finding solutions to addressing the changes to the ways of life and business as a result of Covid-19 and the institutional change it has created in the global ecosystem.

Most importantly, the series is in line with the developmental and youth empowerment vision of Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governor of Enugu State, who birthed a vision of the state becoming the economic epicentre of South-Eastern Nigeria.

Meanwhile, His Excellency, Rt. HON. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (GburuGburu) further stated that the economic epicentre vision of his administration is further boosted by the state’s enviable ranking as 2nd State in Ease of Starting Business and 3rd State in Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria in the 2018 World Bank Ease of Doing Business sub-national ranking, which has made corporates and businesses flocking the state to establish their presence.

His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is desirous of lifting families from poverty by creating many employment opportunities, is committed to supporting the Hackathon Series because of its avowed ability to harness the untapped potentials of the state’s teeming youth and Enugu people at large.

In furtherance of his commitment to the empowerment of Enugu youths and the people, the governor has relentlessly supported the Enugu SME Center, the organisers of the Hackathon Series.

Speaking on the rationale for the Hackathon Series, Arinze Chilo-Offiah, Special Adviser on SME Development & Investment Promotion/ Head, Enugu SME Center, noted that with the Covid-19 pandemic changing the way people live their lives and how they conduct business, people need solutions to address the changes, hence bringing innovative minds to offer solutions at the Enugu SME Hackathon Series.

Meanwhile, Chilo-Offiah is satisfied with the huge participation and the quality of projects that the innovative minds unveiled in the first edition of the series while hoping for more innovations in the second edition, which comes up this December.