How to Apply for NATEP Empowerment Programme


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Follow this procedure to apply for the National Talent Export Programme (NATEP) launched to create one million jobs in Nigeria.

Before applying it is recommended that you first contact your local NATEP representative, see contact information below.  Applications for funding follow a 2-stage process.

The outline proposal stage requires provisional information about the proposed project to enable the selection of those projects which will be invited to make a full proposal.

You are encouraged to ask for help completing the form. For clarification of any of the requirements please contact your local NATEP representative. The full proposal stage will require more details with a programme plan, work breakdown structure and a spend schedule, but will still be kept as simple as possible.

Representatives of the partners collaborating in the project will be required to make a presentation and answer questions at a panel meeting.

NATEP Eligibility

  • This funding is specifically for businesses, thus applicants must have an existing business.
  • This funding is for youth who are of age 18 to 35 years.
  • Your business must have a TIN
  • This said business should be registered, and recognized by law.
  • Another eligibility criterion is that applicants should have an Approved FMYSD EDIs Training Certificate

Facts about NATEP Funds

  • No collateral
  • Access to funds for business expansion
  • Access to other funding products
  • Flexible repayment structure
  • Training in basic financial management, business planning, and customer relations
  • Low-interest rate
  • Expert financial advice is available


  • ​The funding begins to read from the date of disbursement of the amount.
  • A charge of ₦475 is required to verify your BVN and Credit Score. Application without this payment will not be processed

How to Apply for the NATEP Fund

You can use the application procedures to apply for the funding via the URLs below and follow the prompt that follows.

  • Enter this URL on your browser so as to login to your profile account
  • Go to the portal above and Fill in your details in the application form online. Remember it’s free of charge.
  • Ensure you have a Photocopy of your National Identity or any other means of identification.
  • NIN is also needed.
  • During the screening stages, all original copies of documents must be tendered to aid verification.

Ensure all the details you submitted are valid and accurate. Don’t fail to add your contact details as well.

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