Bank of Industry Graduate Fund (GEF) 2018 – We are glad to inform you that applications are invited from fresh graduates for the 3rd Round of the BOI N2 Billion Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund (GEF). This page will give you details and guide on how to apply for the 2018 Bank of Industry (BOI) Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund (GEF).
The Bank of Industry Limited (BOI) is Nigeria’s oldest, largest and most successful development financing institution. It was reconstructed in 2001 out of the Nigerian Industrial Development Bank (NIDB) Limited, which was incorporated in 1964. The bank took off in 1964 with an authorized share capital of 2 million (GBP).
Applications are invited from fresh graduates for:
ProgramTitle: 3rd Round of the BOI N2 Billion Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund (GEF)
Our first youth programme which was launched in October, 2015 and is implemented by the Bank in partnership with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Directorate. This initiative is specifically targeted at youths undergoing the mandatory one (1) year national service programme.
Our sole aim is to change the job-seeking mindset of Nigerian youths to entrepreneurship and self-reliance by encouraging them to develop skills for self-employment and to contribute to the accelerated growth of the national economy.
The introduction of the Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund programme to address the worrisome phenomenon of unemployment and restiveness.
Through Selection/screening of the NYSC members that will participate in the capacity building process through questionnaire to be administered on BOI online portal.
Through a 4 days intensive training on generating a business idea (value proposition), how to run a profitable business (Business Model) and basic financial record keeping. This will be done in collaboration with the NYSC Directorate and shall be facilitated by BOI’s partner Entrepreneurship Development Centers/Institutions in the 36 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Through financial support for those with bankable business ideas within BOI’s SME clusters.
Rationale: Our scheme is a special fund to encourage young Nigerian graduates of tertiary institutions who are currently serving under the NYSC programme to start up new businesses as well as expansion of existing ones.
Our target Market/ Criteria: This product will be available to serving NYSC members that have successfully passed through the following stages:
Through screening process
Attended the capacity building programme developed specifically for the prospects under GEF
Submitted a bankable business plans in respect of any of the Bank’s identified 40 SME clusters listed in Appendix I. (Any subsequent addition to the Bank’s identified cluster shall also be included)
Projected Impact: The fund shall be deployed to support the establishment and/or expansion of an estimated 1,000 enterprises promoted by NYSC members across the country. The scheme is expected to create a minimum of 5,000 direct jobs and 25,000 indirect jobs annually, totaling 30,000 jobs.
Program Limit: N2.0 billion in the first year.
Obligor Limit: Up to N2 million
Pricing: Interest Rate: Nill (0%), effective from 1st May, 2017.
Tenor: 3 – 5 years.
Moratorium: Six months from date of Loan Disbursement.
Security: Security for the facility will be combination of:
Specific charge over the equipment (present and future).
Lien on the NYSC discharge certificate
Undertaking by the NYSC Directorate not to release the discharge certificate until the loan is liquidated.
One (1) external guarantor acceptable to BOI who must belong to any of the following categories:
A Senior Civil Servant (Level 7 and above).
A Bankers (not below the level of banking Officer) and must have been confirmed by current employer.
An elected public servants/administrators.
A reputable entrepreneurs with on-going entities and registered business names.
A Clergy men.
Professionals i.e. Medical Doctors, Lawyers, Accountants, Engineers, etc.
A senior Staff of reputable quoted Companies, International Oil Companies, Telecommunications Companies (GSM providers).
The guarantees must be supported with a Notarized Statement of Net worth acceptable to BOI.
Funding Structure: Purchase of assets for business: Machinery and equipment. Up to 100% of the investment need and or Working Capital: purchase of raw materials, operational cost, leases/ rentals of premises, renovation, insurance of assets and utility bill (for first three months of operation). Up to 50% of the working capital need.
Term Loan: 50% advance payment to equipment suppliers and payment of the balance only after satisfactory delivery and installation of the equipment. RMD to issue a letter of undertaking for the payment of the balance. However, full cash payment can be made in advance where items of equipment are to be bought from the likes of Cash n Carry, Shoprite, Jumia etc.
Working Capital: 50% of loan amount, to be disbursed after successful installation and testing of the equipment.
Note: Only applicants that we selected will be contacted.
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