Nigeria Successfully Repays $500 Million Eurobond Borrowed Under Jonathan 

The Nigerian government of President Bola Tinubu has repaid a $500 million Eurobond taken by the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan 10 years ago.

The Debt Management Office disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Monday and said the Eurobond was paid on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, the due date.

According to the DMO, the successful repayment of the Eurobond indicates Nigeria’s commitment to meeting its debt service obligations. DMO said:

“The Eurobond was issued in July 2013 (as part of a dual-tranche USD1 billion Eurobond) for a tenor of ten (10) years at a coupon of 6.375% per annum.” “Nigeria had previously redeemed a USD500 million Eurobond in July 2018, another USD500 million Eurobond in January 2021, and a USD300 million Diaspora Bond in June 2022.

These, together with the USD500 million Eurobond redeemed today, bring the total amount of securities redeemed by Nigeria in the International Capital Market (ICM) to USD1.8 billion.

“Nigeria’s successful redemption of its Eurobonds and Diaspora Bond in the ICM over the past six (6) years demonstrates its strong debt management operations and planning.”

Nigeria Successfully Repays $500 Million Eurobond Borrowed Under Jonathan

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