CBN Covid-19 Loan 2023 – NIRSAL Application Form

The CBN COVID-19 loan is an aid against a pandemic that caused unprecedented disruptions in global supply chains, a sharp drop in global crude oil prices, turmoil in global stock and financial markets, massive cancellations of sporting and entertainment events, lockdowns of large swaths of people in many countries, and intercontinental travel bans/restrictions all over critical air routes around the globe.

As a result of the drop in global demand, decreased consumer confidence, and production slowdown, these developments have had significant implications for people’s livelihoods and company activity.

CBN Covid-19 Loan 2023 Program

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) established the N50 billion Targeted Credit Facility (TCF) as a stimulus package to aid households and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The online registration guide for the CBN Covid-19 Loan is here. The NIRSAL Microfinance Bank recently published online registration guidelines.

The registration form is now available online. There is no cost to filling out the online application form. Applicants should not pay anyone for the CBN loan application. The NIRSAL Microfinance Bank will process and ensure that qualified applicants can obtain CBN COVID-19 loans.

How much loan is NIRSAL giving to a Household?

Households can get up to N3 million in loans, while SMEs can get up to N25 million in loans based on their cash flow and industry/segment size. Term loans have a maximum term of three years and must include at least a one-year moratorium.

Businesses with viable strategies to capitalize on opportunities created by the COVID-19 epidemic are also eligible to apply. The facility’s interest rate will be 9% per year, and working capital will be available for a maximum of one year with no option for rollover.

The amount of working capital available to qualified enterprises has been set at a maximum of 25% of their average annual turnover over the previous three years. If the company has not been in business for three years, it will be granted 25% of the preceding year’s turnover.

Covid-19 NMFB.COM.Ng N50 Billion Loan

As a follow-up on the NIRFAL loan from the previous year, the Covid-19 NFMB N50 Billion Loan 2023 is the next tranche of the stimulus package scheduled for Targeted Credit Facility (TCF) tiers.

According to the NMFB report, the loan is for small businesses, households, and medium enterprises, as well as ancillary units affected by Covid-19. SMEs and MSMEs get most of the allotments, although there are still provisions for others outside this bracket.

Further, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is the middleman in the logistics that disburses the loan.  In the meantime, over N200,000,000 has been given to the affected recipients, with more benefits still to come.

Moreover, the eligible applicants are those who meet the Registration Requirements/Criteria as outlined below. Households, businesses, and SMEs will have to meet these criteria.

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

The Covid Stimulus Loan is not for every SME in the country. There is a metric in place, which selects the SMEs that are less poised for recovery from Covid-19. In essence, the package is a stimulus ( a spur) for such businesses.

As such, any SME that does not earn more than a stipulated benchmark will be deemed qualified for the package.  During the application exercise and post-screening, the SME’s relevant documents will be required.

Micro Enterprises

Micro Enterprises are in the region of low-brow SMEs and street shops. These, too, are not left out of the CBN COVID-19 loan 2023. They will need to provide sufficient evidence of the impacts of the pandemic on their businesses, along with an idea of scale — what is damaged and how many.

Just like the case for SMEs/MSMEs, the criteria and applicable rules are uniform. Also, the NIRSAL/NFMB will not require extra details except the ones crucial to the process.


The CBN COVID-19 Loan NIRSAL 2023 also coopts families hit by the pandemic, as long as they can provide evidence. It works in the same way as the SMEs and Micro Enterprises category.  However, the only thing different in this case is that the rules and package size, terms, and indemnity are not equal measures.

If you want to get this stimulus package, apply for it via the links attached below.

COVID Stimulus Loan Application

Check out more information on the loan from the NIRSAL Micro-Finance Bank Covid-19.

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