Presidential Conditional Grant: Update on NIN Requirement

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This article provides important information for applicants of the Presidential Conditional Grant Scheme (PCGS), particularly regarding the National Identification Number (NIN).

Presidential Conditional Grant Scheme (PCGS): Update on NIN Requirement


What is the PCGS?

The PCGS is a government initiative offering financial grants to support small businesses in Nigeria.

It aims to empower nano businesses (very small businesses) across various sectors like trading, food services, ICT, transportation, and more.

Who is eligible for the PCGS grant?

The program prioritizes specific demographics:

  • 70%: Women and Youth
  • 10%: People with Disabilities
  • 5%: Senior Citizens
  • 15%: Other Demographics

What’s the Grant Amount?

Each eligible beneficiary will receive a one-time grant of N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) to support their business growth.

What’s the Update on NIN?

If you applied for the PCGS grant, it’s crucial to update your NIN using the following link:

Why is NIN Important?

The PCGS considers NIN a mandatory requirement for the Federal Government Grants Scheme. Updating your NIN ensures your application remains valid for consideration.

What if I Already Submitted My Application?

Even if you previously submitted your application, you must still update your NIN using the provided link. The application window is currently closed.

Selection Criteria for PCGS Beneficiaries

Here’s a breakdown of the criteria used to select PCGS beneficiaries:

  1. Nano Business Ownership: You must own and operate a very small business.
  2. Growth Potential: Your business should demonstrate promising growth prospects.
  3. Staff Expansion Willingness: Be open to hiring at least one additional employee.
  4. Local Address Proof: Provide documentation verifying your business or residential address within your local government area (LGA).
  5. Verification Information: Submit accurate personal details, bank account information, and both your NIN and Bank Verification Number (BVN) for identity verification.
  6. Deadline: Applications closed on December 18th, 2023.


  • Updating your NIN is essential for a valid PCGS application.
  • The application window is closed.
  • The grant prioritizes specific demographics and businesses with growth potential.

We hope this information clarifies the recent update on NIN for PCGS applicants.


Q: I don’t have a NIN. Can I still apply for the PCGS grant?

A: Unfortunately, no. NIN is a mandatory requirement for the program. You can visit to register and obtain your NIN.

Q: When will the next application window for PCGS open?

A: There is no official announcement yet regarding the next application window. We recommend checking the official PCGS website ( for updates.

Q: How will I be notified if I am selected for the PCGS grant?

A: We don’t have specific details on the notification process. However, it’s likely that shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly by the PCGS administration.

Q: Can I apply for the grant if my business is not registered formally?

A: The eligibility criteria for business registration are not officially confirmed. It’s advisable to contact the PCGS administration for clarification on this point.

We hope this information clarifies the recent update on NIN for PCGS applicants and answers some frequently asked questions.

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