NYIF: Portal Closes February 28, 2020/Funds Processing Begins- Dare

NYIF: Portal Closes February 28, 2020/Funds Processing Begins- Dare: The Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) application portal will close for the second trench of registration on 28th of February 2021, applicants yet to register are to hasten up as no additional grace would be added, Minister of Sports warned

The Sports Minister put the total number of applicants registered so far as 4million for the N12B tranche of money to be disbursed

A whooping sum of N165, 700, 000 has been disbursed to 247 beneficiaries, in the first tranche

 Apologies were made for those who were unable to register owing to technical hitches, as all IYT related problem have been put to rest, Dare added

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“The Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) application portal, hosted on NIRSAL Micro-Finance Bank (NMFB) website, has received nearly 4 Million applications for the 2020 first tranche of N12.5 Billion…. Which opened on October 16, 2020.

Till date only N165, 700, 000 has been disbursed to 247 beneficiaries with varying tenors. This was the pilot phase.

The processing of the 2nd phase has since commenced with SMS and emails being sent to applicants. The Ministry wishes to apologize for the delays/ frustrations many applicants have experienced. The Ministry is working earnestly to resolve all IT-related/ processing issues.


The Ministry wishes to alert applicants that some of these IT-related and processing issues include many instances of email disparity whereby applicants registered with business centers email addresses and are now trying to proceed with their personal email addresses, which results in mismatches that the system does not recognize”

When submitting information online, applicants are encouraged to wait for the system to finish processing such that they are able to see the automatic prompts that display the progress of their applications.

 Applicants should note that relaying or sharing the email and SMS sent to them will not work for secondary recipients as only the original recipients of the SMS, with the correct credentials like emails and birthday, are able to proceed with the application”.

Those who have or currently benefits from other government intervention programmes are also not able to proceed with the application.”

The NYIF is a repayable “soft” loan and not a grant, therefore the processing of applications must be done carefully”

Application for this 2020 tranche closes on February 28, 2020. Thereafter, successful applicants will continue to be notified in batches and invited for the next processes that will lead to loan disbursement to qualified applicants.”


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