08

Aug

The Central Bank of Nigeria Advises Manufacturers To seek Loans From Organizations That Fund Development

The Central Bank of Nigeria has recommended the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) to seek finance from development financing institutions such as the Development Bank of Nigeria and the Bank of Industry. Mr. Eboagwu Ezulu, Deputy Director, Financial System Stability Directorate of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), disclosed this at the first National Stakeholders Conference held in Lagos by the Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks (ACAMB) in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) also urged commercial banks and the Organized Private Sector (OPS) to work together to […]

26

Jul

Access Bank Will get $280 Million In Funding From DFC, Helping Small Businesses In Nigeria

The United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) signed a $280 million loan agreement with Access Bank on Monday to help Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. Scott Nathan, CEO of DFC, and Roosevelt Ogbonna, managing director of Access Bank Plc in Nigeria, signed a commitment document for $280 million in funding. The loan would assist in closing the funding gap for SMEs and advancing financial inclusion in Nigeria, including the bank’s commitment to helping women-owned and led firms. “DFC’s investment in Access Bank demonstrates the United States’ support for private-sector-led development in Nigeria and across West Africa,” Nathan[…]

24

Jun

The African Development Bank Will Develop Investment Banks For African Youthful Entrepreneurs

Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), announced on Wednesday that the multilateral lender would soon establish investment banks for young entrepreneurs on the continent. Speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, Adesina questioned the structure of the continent’s existing commercial banks. He claimed that Africa’s present financial institution model was not built to benefit youth and that if 21-year-olds tried to receive loans from banks, they would demand 40 years of tax receipts in order to dissuade them from seeking financial assistance. The AfDB president emphasized that the Youth Entrepreneurship Investment Banks would focus on[…]