FG Announces N50,000 Conditional Grants for Traders, Market Women, Vulcanisers, Others

The Nigerian government has started a new program called the Presidential Conditional Grant Scheme (PCGS) to help small business owners. This program wants to support very small businesses and make the country’s economy better.

What is the PCGS?

The PCGS is a program by the Nigerian government to give money to small business owners, especially those who run very tiny businesses.

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How Can You Benefit?

If you’re a trader, you can get N50,000 from the PCGS program. You can use this money to buy more things to sell, make your shop look better, start selling online, or make your business bigger.

Who is Eligible?

The PCGS wants to help specific groups more:

  • 70% for Women and Youth
  • 10% for People with Disabilities
  • 5% for Senior Citizens
  • 15% for Others

This program is for people who usually don’t get much help but have good ideas for their businesses.

How Does it Work?

The PCGS is managed by the government’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment. They give N50,000 to each person chosen for the program. The goal is to help one million small businesses all over Nigeria. They pick who gets the money by checking their IDs and bank details.

What are the Requirements?

To get the PCGS grant, you need to:

  • Own a small business that can grow.
  • Want to make your business bigger.
  • Be ready to hire more people when your business grows.
  • Show where you live or do business.
  • Give your personal and bank details.

The deadline to apply for the PCGS was December 18, 2023.

How to Apply

The time to apply for the PCGS has passed, but you can still learn about future chances by checking the government’s websites and social media pages.

By using the PCGS grant, you can make your business stronger, help the local economy, and reach your goals!


Q: What is a nanobusiness?

A nanobusiness is a very small business, often run by just one person or a few people.

Q: How can I find out about future grant opportunities?

You can know about future grants by following the government’s websites and social media pages.

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Q: I missed the application deadline. Can I still apply?

No, the time to apply for this round of PCGS grants has ended. But keep an eye on the government websites for updates on future opportunities.

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