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CBN Reopens N50billion COVID-19 Loan Portal for Households, Businesses




The central bank of Nigeria CBN has reopens N5billion Covid-19 Loan portal for Households, businesses in Nigeria. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)  is receiving applications for its N50 billion targeted credit facility (TCF) aimed at supporting households and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.


The NIRSAL Microfinance Bank Loan 2021

  • Applicants must be households and MSMEs with verifiable evidence of livelihood adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Enterprises with bankable plans to take advantage of opportunities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic are also eligible to apply.
  • The interest rate on the facility will be nine percent per annum, working capital will be for a maximum period of one year, with no option for rollover.
  • The working capital to be offered to eligible businesses has been fixed at a maximum of 25 percent of the average of the previous three years’ annual turnover.

How Long Will The Covid-19 Loan 2021 Last?

  • The enterprise is not up to three years in operation, 25 percent of the previous year’s turnover will be offered.
  • Term loans have a maximum tenor of not more than 3 years with, at least, one-year moratorium.

CBN Covid-19 Loan Worth

  • Households can access a maximum loan of N3 million
  • The loan amount to SMEs shall be determined based on the cash flow and industry/segment size of the beneficiary, subject to a maximum of N25 million.

Steps to Apply for NIRSAL CBN COVID-19 LOAN 2021

Interested applicants can access the loan application portal via this link:

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Bernard Bassey is a graduate of Software Engineering from AfriHUB University, Abuja. He is an expert in field journalism, his interest in socio-politics activities is keen.

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