Nigeria - COVID-19 Crisis Response Budget Support Programme

Project Summary

Approval Date 05 Jun 2020
Signature Date 16 Oct 2020
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15124
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 216,780,379.31
Status Completion

Project General Description

The loan to the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN) in the amount of USD 288,500,000 (Two hundred eighty-eight million five hundred thousand United States Dollars) from the African Development Bank resources under the COVID-19 Rapid Response Facility (CRF) is to finance the COVID-19 Response Support Program (C19 RSP),designed as a Crisis Response Budget Support (CRBS) Operation. The program results from a request of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) dated March 25, 2020.

Project Objectives

The purpose of the program is to support Nigeria’s efforts at fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigating its socioeconomic impact onits citizens and businesses. Its operational policy objective is to support the implementation of the Government’s “Integrated Policy Framework” which has a two-pronged approach –addressing the immediate health crisis and mitigating the socioeconomic impact of the outbreak. It has the following expected outcomes: (i) improved health pandemic surveillance and response to COVID-19 emergencies; (ii) enabling micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)to weather the COVID-19 crisis; and (iii) protecting vulnerable households’ livelihoods from the adverse impactof the pandemic. The proposed operation is strongly coordinated with those of the World Bank (WB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF).


The direct beneficiaries from the program are state governments, private sector (especially the MSME, including those that are women led and women employed) and financial sector and the people of Nigeria who will benefit from improved healthcare services delivery particularly as regard containment, prevention and treatment of the COVID-19, as well as the poor and vulnerable who will benefit from the enhanced fiscal space for provision of social safety nets, cash transfers and improved basic service delivery.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Federal Ministry of Finance


IATI identifier 46002-P-NG-KA0-006
Last Update 25 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Ibrahim Ansu BANGURA

Geographic Location

Country Nigeria
Coordinates Location Name
9.05735 7.48976 Abuja
6.45306 3.39583 Lagos