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Roles of Commercial and Development Banks in the Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises

by Olufisayo
Roles of Commercial and Development Banks

The Commercial and Development Banks are contributing a lot towards the promotion of small and medium enterprises especially in the various functions they carry out in their day-to-day operations.

The potential entrepreneurs are therefore to benefit from the functions and assistance rendered by these financial institutions.

Financial Institutions Involved In Entrepreneurship Development The Nigerian Industrial Development Bank (NIDB), the National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND), and the Nigerian Bank for Commerce and Industry (NBIC) have been brought together to form the Bank of Industry (BOI).

On the other hand, the Family Economic Advancement Programme (FEAP), Peoples Bank of Nigeria (PBN), and the Nigerian Agricultural and Cooperative Bank (NACB) have become a single Bank, the Nigerian Agricultural, Cooperative, and Rural Development Bank (NACRDB).


Bank of Industry (BOI) The Bank of Industry (BOI) is owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria. This bank emerged from the government’s rationalization of some development Finance Institutions (DFIs) namely the Nigerian Bank for Commerce (NBCI), Nigerian Industrial Development Bank (NIDB), and the Nigerian Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND).

The Bank of Industry has four subsidiaries from its merger:

  • Leasing Company of Nigeria (LECON)
  • NIDB Trustees Limited (NTL)
  • NIDB Consultancy and Finance Limited (NIDB Consult)
  • Industrial and Development Insurance Brokers (IDIB)

Types of Projects Financed by BOI

  • Projects in the areas where Nigeria has a comparative advantage
  • Projects that engage in the efficient conversion of local raw materials into finished products
  • Ventures that can be the least cost producers of good quality products that could be successfully marketed locally and/or internationally.

Products and Services Deliverable by BOI

  • Medium and Long-term loans.
  • Working Capital Finance
  • Equity Financing
  • Management of dedicated funds
  • Loan guarantees
  • Co-financing
  • Investments in Corporate Boards
  • Business Development Services
  • Lease financing
  • Trusteeship
  • Stock Brokerage
  • Foreign Exchange Dealership
  • Insurance Brokerage

The huge SMIEIS funds currently accumulated by the Banks will help BOI fulfill its mandate. It is expected that the bank’s contribution to the economy will grow stronger as the implementation of the economic reforms progresses to widen the scope of needs for economic/business development financing.

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Ebube Dibie November 20, 2011 - 12:05 AM

Most Small scale enterprises in developing countries with low capital formation, underdeveloped money market and high unemployment mostly raise capital through loans from family and friends because at the initial stage, majority of young budding entrepreneurs lack laudable forms of collateral, as well as bank credibility.

Oriolowo December 28, 2011 - 4:04 PM

Kindly advise me on how to get some assist fund to my capital for my Investment.

obi nkechi February 26, 2012 - 9:48 AM

I want to know why lagos state government want to stop the pure water entreprenueship. i will suggest that if there are problem/issues that they are experiencing, solution should be sought like asking them to put collection bins around their consumption areas to collect their waste because banning them will amount to closing a source of fund for many people and entreprenue. also disposals of pure water shachets are much easier and smaller in volume than bottle water. please let the body of entreprenueship advice the government. I also have solutions on how to dispose shachets of pure water instead of clossing down an enterprise. pls pass this message to lagos state government

Olufisayo February 26, 2012 - 10:18 AM

Hi Obi, have you considered writing to the governor with your proposal?

obi c davidson August 1, 2012 - 9:57 PM

i have not considered it, how do i

priscilla September 3, 2012 - 11:18 AM

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Annabel September 5, 2012 - 8:42 AM

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M. Abdulrazak June 5, 2013 - 5:51 PM

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