CBN Approved Entrepreneurial Development Centers (EDC) in Nigeria

As a complement to its microfinance policy and also to ensure the sustained supply of skilled
entrepreneurs to take advantages available to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), the
Central Bank of Nigeria [CBN] in 2006 initiated plans to support the efforts of the Small and Medium
Enterprises Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), National Directorate of Employment (NDE), National
Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP), Industrial Training Fund (ITF) etc by establishing or
strengthening one CBN approved Entrepreneurship Development Centre [EDC] in each of the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.

The CBN EDC Centres in Nigeria provide physical structures, training materials, equipments, human resources and other facilities that would assure internationally competitive, effective and sustainable services capable of meeting the needs of MSMEs in the country. This is to encourage private entrepreneurship, self employment, job creations, income growth, poverty eradication and economic development.

The CBN Entrepreneurship Development Centres (CBN EDCs) which target those with at least secondary education has the following specific objectives:

  • To develop entrepreneurship spirit amongst Nigerians and provide insight into the tools,
    techniques and framework for managing all functional areas of business enterprise, including
    production, marketing, personnel and finance.
  • To develop skills of would-be-entrepreneurs to successfully start, expand, diversify and
    manage business enterprises as well as link them with financial institutions for start up capital,
    especially the microfinance banks.
  • To generate employment opportunities for Nigerians in pursuance of the provisions of the
    National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy [NEEDS] and recently vision
  • To raise a new class of entrepreneurs/owners, who can compete globally and succeed in
    managing MSMEs and provide the bridge for future industrialization of the country.


entrepreneurship development centres in nigeria

List of CBN Entrepreneurship Development Centres in Nigeria ( CBN EdC Centres in Nigeria)

Below is the list of CBN EDC Centres in Nigeria and their addresses :


CBN-EDC, Ibadan (South West)
Address: Old SDSTC (Oyo Oodua Skill Acquisition Centre Premises),
Samonda, along Sango-UI Road,
Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.


CBN-EDC, PortHarcourt (South South)
30 Trans-Woji road, Grace plaza, by Slaughter Bridge Woji Town,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State


CBN-EDC, Maiduguri (North East)
website :
Address: Old Informatics Institute, Njimtillo, Kano Road,
Maiduguri, Borno State


CBN-EDC, Kano (North West)
Address: Murtala Muhammed Library Complex,
Kano, Kano State


CBN-EDC, Makurdi (North Central)
Off Jonah Jang Crescent,
Near Federal Secretariat,
Makurdi, Benue State.


CBN-EDC, Minna (North Central)
Address: Minna Innovation Institute,
Behind Niger State Sharia Commission,
Justice Ndajiwo Drive,
Minna, Niger State.


CBN-EDC, Enugu (South East)
Address: Ebenezer Villa Suite
8, Ogenyi Close, Off Cornerstone Avenue
Off Nike Lake Resort Road,
Enugu, Enugu State.

You can get more contact addresses of Entrepreneurship development centres in Nigeria @


If you are looking for CBN approved entrepreneurial development centres in lagos, you can check out :

Centre for Entrepreneurial Development
website :
36, Murtala Mohammed International
Airport Road, Lagos.

Also note that you can get trained and apply for AGSMEIS Loans in Nigeria at the CBN EDCs.

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  1. I am really interested in the training and aquire the loan to start life, because there is no work in this Country now. I am a graduate of Veterinary Medicine and wish to be employer of labour in this Country.

  2. Happy to be here. I need this loan to start life and to help developed others who will have same interest in what i intend doing with the loan when given (such as Agro ) which will for sure help develop the community for
    D – Dependability
    I – Integrity
    R – Reliability
    E – Excellence
    C – Creativity
    T – Tenacity

  3. Well, I got here through the NIRSAL Portal, providence at play. Arts & Crafts best describes my occupation, as captured by one of the various categories earmarked for support, financially and mentoring. I look forward to participating at the next training in Enugu, as I reside in Anambra. Well done CBN, Well done SMEDAN, same to NIRSAL. God bless Nigeria…

  4. Please. I have my training certificate from semeden institute here in Kano State l have a business plan. c.a.c certificate. My tin. Number and all what you need from me here is my number 08039139698

  5. My name is ijeoma Emeka Henry,I base in Asaba delta state,I am interested in the loan,am into poutry business,I need the loan to boost my business.were can I get the centre for the training.

  6. Good morning please I want to know if your trainers do go around and conduct training to people. There are two guys in my LG right now planning of holding training under the auspices of AGSMEIS LOAN. The training fees is 15, 000 naira per person. I want to know if these indicators are certified and genuine. Please respond as soon as possible. Thank you

  7. I can’t wait for this training. Please update me on the requirements – starting date, cost and how to register. i would prefer any centre in Ibadan.

    Thanking you

  8. Hi
    Please I will like to know if you have an office in cross River ,so I can locate it and if there is none would be possible to establish one here because the entirety of where I am (ogoja,obudu,bekwarra) ,are majorly famers and skilled workers

  9. I’m from Imo state is there any CBN entrepreneurship center certified in Imo state? Am interested in the) loan to kick of my poultry farm.

  10. Comment*When is the next training coming up in Port Harcourt? Can use a certificate obtained from one centre to apply for the loan through another Zonal center?

  11. Hi, good morning, I’m Christopher, please where is your office in Abuja?

    I am a young entrepreneur and I am interested in getting the loan to start up a business, please guide me on where and how to go about the training.


  12. I’m just wondering if you can connect me with any EDI in Ogun State here.
    I wish to benefit from the covid19 N50billion intervention fund

  13. Please am interested in this great opportunity, I resides in Kano state, where’s Kano center for EDI. Please I want to join the training immediately.

  14. I have a registered Limited liability company in Lagos for agro-allied businesses and I have a land designated for agric purpose by the Lagos state govt. I need the loan to push my agro business. How do I get trained by the EDI center in Lagos and at what address? Thanks and please reply

  15. Hello I am interested in the training towards the application for the CBN intervention loan for SME’S with NIRSAL Micro Finance Bank.

    can you provide me with a telephone number?

    Please can you also inform me of when your next EDC training in Abuja will be.


  16. Am so eliated to see this!
    When is the next training,I reside in Lagos but can always make my to Ibadan training center. Can I also have a contact number.

    Thank you

  17. Hello, you are weldone as you’re changing the life of Nigeria Citizen. Please sir/ma, do we have any of these approved centres in Osun State? Thanks.

  18. Pls I am interested in these edc training, and I am a residents of IKARE akoko in ondo state, pls is there any venue here in ondo state, and how do I get started? Pls I need your response I am really interested in these program.

  19. Good Morning
    please when is the next training taking place and where is the nearest training center to me?cos i leave in warri Delta state.

  20. This post is wrong. The South South CBN EDC is in Calabar Cross River State at Prof Eyo Ita House Marian Road. This has been the address since 2013. I was at this center last week and they are operating. Please verify your facts so you don’t mislead the public

  21. I am interested in enrolling for the ED training at Ibadan centre. Please kindly update me when is the training starting for this year 2021. And how much is the training fees. I wait in anticipation of your kind response.

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