• Securitisation of Nigeria''s Future Oil Receivables. Mobilising Foreign Credit to Achieve NEED''S Development Plan

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(Owolabi is a Senior Associate in the firm of Jackson Etti & Edu and heads the firm''s Banking,Finance and Infrastructure unit in Nigeria. He holds a Master degree in International Trade Law from the University of Essex, England. He has advised in several local and cross border transactions. His core competence includes project finance)


Nigeria, a developing economy with huge population and economic potentials, is currently struggling with failed infrastructure and the current financial need for Nigeria''s infrastructural development is put at between US$10 and $15 Billion annually. The infrastructure decay has been a major factor responsible for the high cost of doing business in Nigeria. Securitisation is a financing technique which involves the process of converting cash- generating assets into securities to be offered to investors. Sovereign and sub-sovereign entities in both developing and developed countries have adopted and used securitisation as alternative vehicle for accessing finance to solve their capital development needs and it has remained a veritable tool for accessing cross- border finance especially in times of global financial crises. Nigeria is Africa''s largest producer of crude oil and with it current reserve of over 36 billion barrels, can effectively fund her infrastructure needs using securitisation. This will help achieve diversification of it economy with other short and long term micro and macroeconomic benefit.

MATERIAS: Securitisation, Oil, Receivables, Infrastructure, Finance, Nigeria, secured credit