- About US
- Debt Profile
- News & Events
- Other Publications
- Contact Us
The long tenors of the Eurobonds and the spread across different maturities are well aligned with Nigeria’s Debt Management Strategy, 2020 – 2023.
Since the Eurobonds were issued as part of the New External Borrowing in the 2021 Appropriation Act, the raising of USD4 billion through Eurobonds provides a significant amount of funds to finance projects in the Act, thus contributing to the implementation of the 2021 Appropriation Act.
Nigeria Back at International Capital Market with Eurobond Offer
The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced plans for a Eurobond issuance in the International Capital Market (ICM). The last time Nigeria accessed the ICM was November 2018. Virtual meetings with investors have been scheduled for September 17 and September 20, 2021. In order to avail local investors, the opportunity to invest in the Eurobonds, meetings will also be held with local investors. This is the first time local investors will be included in the Roadshows, and this is one of the reasons why a Nigerian Bookrunner (Chapel Hill Denham Advisory Services Ltd) was appointed as one of the Transaction Advisers.
Through the Eurobond issuance, Nigeria is expected to raise up to USD$3 billion but no more than USD$6.2 billion. The issuance for which all statutory approvals have been received, is for the purpose of implementing the New External Borrowing in the 2021 Appropriation Act. Proceeds are for the financing of various projects in the Act.
In addition to providing funding to part-finance the deficit in the 2021 Appropriation Act, the issuance of Eurobonds by Nigeria benefits the country in many other strategic ways; amongst which are:
Overall, Eurobond issuances by Nigeria and the investor meetings that precede the pricing, have provided a strong global platform for Nigeria to tell its own story and opportunities available in Nigeria for investors.
The Transaction Advisers appointed by Nigeria for the issuance are:
DEBT MANAGEMENT OFFICE
NDIC Building (First Floor),
Plot 447/448 Constitution Avenue,
Central Business District,
P.M.B. 532, Garki, Abuja
Tel: +234 - 8110000881-3
September 16, 2021
FCA/ICMA stabilization applies.
This announcement does not constitute an invitation or offer to underwrite, subscribe for or otherwise acquire or dispose of any securities nor is it intended to be an inducement to engage in investment activity for the purpose of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 of the United Kingdom (the “FSMA”). The Federal Republic of Nigeria, (the "Issuer") has prepared an offering circular dated 16 September 2021 (the “Offering Circular”) in connection with the proposed offering of notes referred to above (the "Notes"). Investors should not subscribe for any notes except on the basis of information contained in the Offering Circular.
This announcement does not constitute or form a part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for the Notes in the United States or any other jurisdiction.
The Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any state of the United States or any other jurisdiction and the Notes may not be offered or sold within the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable state securities laws. The offer is being made only to qualified institutional buyers as defined in and in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act or another available exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in offshore transactions in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. Prospective purchasers are hereby notified that the sellers or issuers of the securities may be relying on the exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act provided by Rule 144A of the Securities Act or another available exemption from registration. The Issuer does not intend to register any of the Notes in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the Notes in the United States.
Within the UK, this announcement is directed only at (i) persons who are investment professionals falling within article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended, the "Order") or (ii) persons falling within article 49(2)(a) to (d) ("high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.") of the Order or (iii) other persons to whom this announcement may otherwise lawfully be directed without contravention of section 21 of the FSMA (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this announcement or any of its contents. Any investment activity (including, but not limited to, any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire securities) to which this announcement relates will only be available to, and will only be engaged with, relevant persons (subject to any other applicable offer restrictions).
A RATING IS NOT A RECOMMENDATION TO BUY, SELL OR HOLD SECURITIES AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO SUSPENSION, CHANGE OR WITHDRAWAL AT ANY TIME BY THE ASSIGNING RATING AGENCY. SIMILAR RATINGS FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF ISSUERS AND ON DIFFERENT TYPES OF SECURITIES DO NOT NECESSARILY MEAN THE SAME THING. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF EACH RATING SHOULD BE ANALYSED INDEPENDENTLY FROM ANY OTHER RATING.
MiFID II professionals / ECPs-only - Manufacturer target market (MiFID II product governance) is eligible counterparties and professional clients only (all distribution channels).
UK MiFIR professionals / ECPs-only - Manufacturer target market (UK MiFIR product governance) is eligible counterparties and professional clients only (all distribution channels).
[Notice of Product Classification by the Issuer under Section 309B(1)(c) of the Securities and Futures Act (Chapter 289) of Singapore (the “SFA”) – the Issuer has determined, and hereby notifies all relevant persons (as defined in Section 309A(1) of the SFA) that the Notes are prescribed capital markets products (as defined in the Securities and Futures (Capital Markets Products) Regulations 2018 of Singapore) and Excluded Investment Products (as defined in MAS Notice SFA 04-N12: Notice on the Sale of Investment Products and MAS Notice FAA-N16: Notice on Recommendations on Investment Products).
[Citi, Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan and Standard Chartered Bank are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.]
The Transaction Advisers emerged from an Open Competitive Bidding Process as outlined in the Public Procurement Act, 2007 (as amended). A total of thirty-eight (38) institutions responded to the Expression of Interest, and after rigorous evaluation to ascertain the technical capacities of the responders to execute the Transaction, the eight (8) institutions above were selected. With the approval of the Transaction Advisers by FEC, the Debt Management Office (DMO) will now accelerate activities towards the Issuance of the Eurobonds. It will be recalled that the Resolutions of the Senate and the House of Representatives, in compliance with the Debt Management Office (Establishment, Etc.) Act, 2003 and Fiscal Responsibility Act, 2003, had earlier been secured.
The Eurobonds to be issued, are for the purpose of raising funds for the New External Borrowing of N2.343 trillion (about USD6.2 billion) provided in the 2021 Appropriation Act to part finance the Deficit. Whilst the Government expects a successful outing, it will be mindful of costs and risks (in terms of tenor and pricing) in determining the amount of Eurobonds to issue.
Since the Eurobonds are being issued to part finance the 2021 Budget Deficit, the proceeds will be used to fund various projects in the Budget. In addition, the proceeds will result in an inflow of foreign exchange which in turn, will increase Nigeria’s External Reserves and support the Naira Exchange Rate.
August 4, 2021
The Debt Management Office has released Nigeria’s Public Debt Stock as at March 31, 2021. The Total Public Debt Stock which comprises of the Debt Stock of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), thirty-six (36) State Governments and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) stood at N33.107 trillion or USD87.239 billion. The Debt Stock also includes Promissory Notes in the sum of N940.220 billion issued to settle the inherited arrears of the FGN to State Governments, Oil Marketing Companies, Exporters and Local Contractors. Compared to the Total Public Debt Stock of N32.916 trillion as at December 31, 2020, the increase in the Debt Stock was marginal at 0.58%.
Further analysis of the Public Debt Stock, shows that the increase was in the Domestic Debt Stock which grew by 2.11% from N20.21 trillion in December 2020 to N20.637 trillion as at March 31, 2021. The FGN’s share of the Domestic Debt includes FGN Bonds, Sukuk and Green Bonds used to finance infrastructure and other capital projects as well as the N940.220 billion Promissory Notes. External Debt Stock declined from USD33.348 billion as at December 31, 2020 to USD32.86 billion due to the redemption by Nigeria of the USD500 million Eurobond in January 2021.
June 8, 2021