SMEs and MSMEs Opportunity

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has introduced a funding support programme for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises known as ‘Agric Small and Medium Enterprises Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS)’. Existing and aspiring entrepreneurs can access up to Ten Million Naira (N10,000,000) at 9% per annum for up to 7 years repayment from CBN in the AGSMEIS…

NAICOM to introduce revised insurance distribution policy

The National Insurance Commission will soon introduce a revised insurance distribution channel, which will replace the State Insurance Policy that was cancelled. The new policy may involve the issuing of new distribution licences to non-insurance bodies, who would be able to sell insurance to every part of the country, according to information obtained from the…

ECOWAS adopts global certification benchmark for products

The European Union and the ECOWAS Commission have developed standards for the certification of some major products to boost the level of international trade. The five priority products selected by the member states are water, cashew nuts, vegetable oil, cement and fish. The certification programme, funded by the EU, is being implemented by the United…