Register for Online Class for AGSMEIS Loan Scheme

The Agribusiness/Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS) is an initiative to support the Federal Government's efforts and policy measures for the promotion of agricultural businesses and small/medium enterprises (SMEs) as
vehicles for sustainable economic development and employment generation. In the NIRSAL-AGSMEIS Loan Scheme you can access up to 10million Naira fund to expand your business or 3million Naira to start one at an interest rate of 9% per annum with 6 Months grace period.

International Center for Development Affairs, as a NIRSAL Microfinance Bank approved Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) to train aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners to qualify for the AGSMEIS loan. This prepares participants with the skills, attitude, knowledge, and certification needed to apply for the loan..


Each training runs for five (5) working days after which trainees will receive certificates within five (5) working days of graduation. Meanwhile, if you have NOT registered your business with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), you are advised to do so. The process can take up to ten (10) working days. With your CAC certificate and ICDA Training Certificate you qualify to begin the application process for your loan. Upon successful submission of your application, you will be invited for interview at NIRSAL Microfinance Bank. It takes six (6) to eight (8) weeks from the date of submission to receive the loan with our guide..


Those in agribusiness and SMEs in the following sectors:

1. Agriculture & Agro-allied Processing 13. Telecommunications
2. Art &Entertainment 14. Hospitality
3. Automobile Services 15. Health Services
4. Fashion and Dressmaking 16. Welding and fabrication
5. Catering & Event Management 17. Animal Husbandry
6. Courier & Delivery Services 18. Cosmetics, Beauty and Makeup Artistry
7. Creative Industry 19. Electrical and Electronics
8. Apparels and Textiles 20. POP and Tiling
9. ICT 21. Carpentry
10. Cottage Industry 22. Masonry
11. Media 23. Kerbs and Electric Pole making
12. Publishing 24. General Management (applicable to all disciplines)


5 Day Training // Monday - Friday

  • The training is scheduled five days with training videos.
  • You will be added to the WhatsApp group of your class where you can ask questions and connect with your Cohort.
  • At the end of the training, there will be an assessment and certification.
  • After your training and certification ICDA will help you begin the process of your loan application.


  • AGSMEIS Loan Training = N10,000
  • Business Plan Development = N5,000
  • Application Upload = N2,000

NOTE: After registration, please pay your N10,000 training fees to enable join the classes

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