FG Support: NDE Grant 20,000 Naira for Young Men and Women

In a significant move to tackle unemployment and foster entrepreneurial spirit among the youth, the Federal Government of Nigeria has rolled out a new grant through the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) ↱. This initiative is aimed at empowering young men and women across the country by providing them with a grant of 20,000 Naira.

What is the NDE Grant?

The NDE Grant is a financial aid program designed to support young Nigerians in their entrepreneurial pursuits. The grant aims to provide the necessary capital to kickstart small businesses, thereby reducing the unemployment rate and boosting economic growth. This initiative is part of the broader efforts by the government to create a conducive environment for self-employment and small-scale enterprises.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the NDE Grant, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Age: Applicants should be between the ages of 18 and 35.
  2. Nationality: Must be a Nigerian citizen.
  3. Business Plan: Submission of a viable business plan is required.
  4. Training: Participation in NDE’s entrepreneurship training programs may be necessary.

For more detailed information, visit the official NDE website ↱.

Application Process

The application process for the NDE Grant is straightforward. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Visit the NDE Portal: Start by visiting the NDE application portal ↱.
  2. Register: Create an account by filling in your personal details.
  3. Fill Application Form: Complete the online application form with accurate information.
  4. Upload Documents: Submit required documents, including your business plan and proof of identity.
  5. Submit: After reviewing your application, submit it through the portal.

Benefits of the Grant

The 20,000 Naira grant can be a game-changer for many young entrepreneurs. Here are some potential benefits:

  • Startup Capital: Provides the initial funding needed to start a business.
  • Skill Development: Encourages participation in training programs that enhance business skills.
  • Economic Growth: Contributes to the local economy by creating jobs and generating income.
  • Empowerment: Empowers young people to become self-reliant and economically independent.

Success Stories

Many young Nigerians have already benefited from similar initiatives by the NDE. For instance, Adeola, a 25-year-old graduate, used her grant to start a small tailoring business. Today, she employs three other people and is planning to expand her business further.


The NDE Grant of 20,000 Naira is a commendable effort by the Federal Government to support young entrepreneurs in Nigeria. By providing the necessary financial support and training, this initiative is poised to make a significant impact on reducing unemployment and fostering economic growth.

For more information and to apply, visit the NDE official website ↱.

Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below. Have you applied for the NDE Grant? How has it impacted your business? Let’s discuss!