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Training courses and starting a business

The Entrepreneurship Development Centres (EDC) were set up in 2008 by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). There are 6 centres across Nigeria. The centres offer training and help with starting a business.

The courses are for entrepreneurs from different fields. The courses run for up to 12 weeks. You will spend part of the time in school and then do an internship.

The centres also offer:

  • financial support for start-ups
  • advice for start-ups
  • seminars
  • workshops.

You have to be at least 18 years old. Registration costs 10,000 naira.

Please call one of the centres and ask which centre is responsible for you.


Length of course: Graduates: 6 weeks
Non-graduates: 12 weeks

Registration fee: 10,000 naira

Contact Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC)

EDC South-West
Old Social Development Training Centre
Along Sango-UI Road
Oyo State

Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 18:00

EDC South-South 30,
Trans-Woji Road (Grace plaza, by Slaughter Bridge Woji Town)
Port Harcourt
Rivers State

EDC North-Central