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Title: Investing Under The Nigerian Privatisation Programme

Investing Under The Nigerian Privatisation
  • July 2008

Mrs Irene N. Chigbue, Director General, Bureau
of Public Enterprises (BPE)
  • Background
  • Investing In Nigeria
  • Investing Through Privatisation
  • Privatisation Process
  • Results
  • Concluding Remarks

  • Nigeria
  • Largest population in Africa (over 140 million)
  • Second largest economy in Africa GDP (2007) of
    about 294.8billion)
  • Most entrepreneurial economy in Africa.
  • One-fifth of African and global Black population
  • Committed to democracy and development
  • Pillar of stability in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Reforming to act as the engine of growth in
  • Veritable Destination for venture capital in

Nigeria Real Achievements
  • Significant Improvement of Economic Prospects
  • Increase in GDP growth (6.2 2004, 6.8 2005,
    6.6 2006, 6.1 2007)
  • Flitch, Standard Poors credit rating of bb-
  • Significant increases in foreign exchange
    reserves (over 50billion 2007)
  • Reduction in government consumption
  • Stable exchange and interest rates
  • Very active capital market (Market Capitalization
    about 5bn most profitable Stock Market in the
    world with annual ROI of 105)
  • Consolidation in the banking system very

Investing in Nigeria
  • Broadly there are 2 modes for Investing in
  • Greenfield's
  • Privatisation
  • Greenfield Investments require
  • Licenses approvals
  • Land Acquisition
  • Rolling out of Outfit
  • Recruitments
  • Etc
  • Privatisation
  • All requirements provided in the deal
  • Locked in Value in the Enterprise

Privatisation Process
  • Use World Class experienced advisers
    competitively selected
  • Application of a well developed and documented
    procedure for transactions and for sale
  • Adhere to legal and due process as in Nigerian
    laws and the Privatisation Act.
  • Advertise the opportunity in local and foreign
    papers and magazines
  • Competitive bidding process
  • Evaluation on basis of technical /managerial
    capabilities and finally on basis of highest
    financial offers
  • Sale process conducted in the public place under
    coverage of live television and radio
  • Process observed by internal Compliance Unit and
    Anti-Corruption Unit
  • Transparency International now invited to observe
    the bid process

Core Investor Sale (Bidding Process)
Bidding Process 2
RESULTS 1999-2007
  • After the suspension 1994-1999, programme
  • 40 PEs privatised 1999 to 2004
  • Accelerated privatisation initiative was launched
    in April 2005 to privatise 23 PEs
  • 46 PEs privatised in 2005
  • About US2.5billion realised
  • Ports and Power sector reforms pursued
  • 38 PEs privatised in 2006 in telecoms, solid
    minerals, manufacturing services
  • About US1.16billion realised (2006)
  • 37 PEs privatised in 2007
  • About US1.5billion realised (2007)

Results Transactions
159 transactions concluded 1999 2007
Whereas the years 2000 to 2004 were used to
reposition the program after the lull years of
1994 to 1999, 2005 and 2007 can be dubbed the
watershed years in terms of transactions and
Transactions History
Reforms Score Card 2006
  • monumental legislative and institutional
    reforms were successfully executed to pave the
    way for effective regulation and privatisation in
    2006 UK Department for International
    Development, April 2006
  • ongoing privatisation should improve the
    efficient provision of commercial services,
    support private sector growth, and help focus the
    government on its core mandate International
    Monetary Fund, August 2006

Results Reforms
  • BPE produced sector-specific policies and reform
    Bills, and one generic reform bill, including
  • Power Sector Reform Act
  • Telecommunications Act
  • Solid Minerals Act
  • Petroleum Industry Bill
  • Ports and Harbour Authorities Bill
  • National Transport Commission Bill
  • Federal Roads authority Bill
  • Roads Fund Bill
  • Nigeria Railway Commission Bill
  • National Inland Water Way Bill
  • Gas Bill
  • Federal Competition Commission Bill
  • Postal Sector Reform Bill
  • Industrial Policy

International Investors?
We have results to show
Success Story (2000-2007) International
  • In addition to local Nigerian consultants,
    international participation in privatisation
    consultancy services indicates
  • Adoption of International best practice
  • Process credibility
  • Upgrade of domestic capacity
  • A partial List of Internationally renowned
    advisers to the programme include
  • Booz Allen H (USA) Telecom Regulation
  • Pricewatehousecoopers NEPA corporate
    restructuring blueprint
  • Adam smith International (UK) Attitudinal
  • CPCS (Canada) Ports Concessions
  • BNP Paribas (France) Nitel (Telecom)
  • Arthur Andersen overseas Power reforms
  • CSFB (UK)/USA - Refineries
  • Standard Bank of South Africa Petrochemical
    plant privatisation
  • Mecados Energiticos of Spain Electricity
    Regulatory Commission
  • Netpost of Netherlands - NIPOST
  • Chano Oil of China
  • KPMG

Success Story Snap Shot of International
  • In addition to Nigerian Investors, international
    participation by Investors shows
  • Programme endorsement
  • Platform for FDI
  • Technology transfer and entrepreneurial
  • Platform for economic diplomacy
  • A partial list of renowned international
    investors include
  • Scancem (Norway) Cement
  • Holcim (Spain) Cement
  • Lafarge (France) - Cement
  • AP Moller - Ports
  • ENL Consortium Ports
  • Flour Mills (Greece) - Ports
  • Global Energy Company/MC Dermott - Ports
  • Indorama of Indonesia Petrochemicals
  • Rusal (Russia) Aluminum Smelting
  • MTN of South Africa
  • Celtel of Netherlands

Privatisation Transactions
  • Typically each transaction involves-
  • Transfer of major equity stake to core/strategic
  • Public offer of remainder
  • Concession of major infrastructure

How can you participate?
  • Opportunities exist in the privatisation
    programme for-
  • Investors
  • Advisers
  • Consensus builders
  • Process is competitive and transparent

What Next 2008 Beyond (see attached details)
Highlights 2008 Programme
  • Ensure reform bills (including Anti-trust bill)
    are enacted
  • Ensure the institutionalisation of reforms by
    establishing the sector regulatory institutions
  • Federal Competition Commission, National
    Transport Commission, Oil and Gas Regulatory
    Commission, Infrastructure concession Commission
  • Conclude Transport Sector reform i.e Rail, Ports,
    Roads, inland Water Ways, etc
  • Privatise balance of shares after core investor
    sale in NICON, Transcorp Hilton, etc
  • Implement the Reform and Commercialisation of the
    River Basin Development Authorities and
  • Implement outstanding Initial Public Offers such
    as SAHCOL, Nitel, Nig. Re,
  • Conclude solid minerals privatisation such as
    Coal, Bitumen, non-core assets, etc
  • Implement power sector privatisation

Concluding Remarks
  • Nigeria Beckons for investment
  • Foreigners can own 100 of investment
  • Guarantee against expropriation of investments
  • Repatriation of profits guaranteed by law
  • Generous tax incentives
  • One of the highest ROI in the world
  • Huge local market (population of N140million)
  • Access to the West African sub-regional market
  • Cheap but skilled labour

Concluding Remarks
  • Nigeria is largely un-ploughed ...
  • Seek-out credible Nigerians (and there are many
    of us)
  • Use Embassies/High Commissions, National
    Investment Agencies Banks as entry contacts
  • Avoid get rich quick schemes

Thank you for listening
Check our website for other
details and updates
Mrs Irene N. Chigbue, Director General, Bureau
of Public Enterprises, Nigeria
River Basin Authorities of Nigeria (RBDAs)
S/N Enterprise Strategy
1 Anambra-Imo RBDA Commercialization
2 Ogun-Osun RBDA Commercialization
3 Hadejia-Jamaare RBDA Commercialization
4 Sokoto-Rima RBDA Commercialization
5 Upper Niger RBDA Commercialization
6 Lower Niger RBDA Commercialization
River Basin Authorities of Nigeria (RBDAs)
SN Enterprise/Strategy Strategy
7 Cross River BDA Commercialization
8 Chad RBDA Commercialization
9 Benin-Owena RBDA Commercialization
10 Upper Benue RBDA Commercialization
11 Lower Benue RBDA Commercialization
12 Niger Delta RBDA Commercialization
Capital Market Financial Institutions
S/N Enterprise Strategy
13 Nicon Insurance IPO
14 Nig-Reinsurance IPO
15 Capital hotel IPO
16 Transcorp Hilton IPO
National Facilities Services
S/N Enterprise/Strategy Strategy
18 NIROWI Liquidation
19 Save Sugar Company Core Investor
20 Iwopin Paper Pulp Company Core Investor
21 National Hospital Commercialization
22 Chemical Company of Senegal Commercialization
National Parks
S/N Enterprise Strategy
23 Gashaka Gumi National Park Partial Commercialization
24 Chad Basin National Park Partial Commercialization
25 Kainji lake National park Partial Commercialization
26 Cross River National Park Partial Commercialization
27 Old Oyo National Park Partial Commercialization
National Parks
S/N Enterprise Strategy
28 Kamuku National Park Partial Commercialization
29 Okomu National Park Partial Commercialization
30 National Park Services Partial Commercialization
National Stadia
S/N Enterprise Strategy
31 National stadium Abuja Commercialization
32 Surulere National Stadium Lagos Commercialization
33 Liberty Stadium Ibadan Commercialization
34 Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium Enuge Commercialization
35 Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna Commercialization
36 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium Bauch Commercialization
Transport Department
SN Enterprise/Strategy Strategy
37 SAHCOL Core Investor
38 National Inland Waterways (Non Core Assets) Asset Sale
Steel and Solid Minerals Cont
S/N Enterprise/Strategy Strategy
39 Associated Companies of NMC (12) Divestment
40 Nimco Terrazzo Company Divestment
41 NMC Bricks (3) and Quarry Companies (3) Divestment
42 Non-Core aseet of NMC (Scraps, Motor Vehicles) Divestment
43 Non Core assets of NCC and NMC Houses Asset sale
Information and Communication Dept.
S/N Enterprise Strategy
44 NITEL Core Investor sale
45 Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria Commercialization
46 Nigeria Television Authority Commercialization
Information and Communication Dept.
S/N Enterprise Strategy
47 Nigeria Film Corporation Commercialization
48 News Agency of Nigeria Commercialization
Oil Gas Transactions
S/N Enterprise Strategy
50 PPMC Core Investor sale
51 Nigeria Gas Company Core Investor sale
52 LPGs (7) Asset sale