January 27, 2023



FG seeks N225bn new bonds from buyers

The federal authorities Monday carried out its common main public sale of recent bond issuances to lift further N225 billion from the home capital market.

The results of public sale was nevertheless not referred to as at press time.

Funding companies on the weekend doubled up efforts at pre-auction advertising of the brand new issuances with tallies surveyed throughout many companies indicating that the brand new issuances could also be oversubscribed.

The federal government had up to now two months raised greater than N450 billion from the home capital market by means of bond issuances.

Prospectus issued by the Debt Administration Workplace (DMO), which oversees federal authorities’s debt issuances and administration, indicated that the federal government could be elevating N225 billion by means of reopening of three beforehand issued mid-to-long time period bonds.

The bonds being reopened embody the 13.53 per cent 10-year bond, which matures in March 2025. Additionally being reopened is the 10-year, 12.50 per cent bond, which matures in April 2032 and the long-term 20-year bond with preliminary coupon of 13.00 per cent and maturity date of January 2042. The earlier cease charges for the bonds are 11.00 per cent; 13.00 per cent and 13.749 per cent respectively.

The federal government plans to lift N75 billion every from the three bonds, totaling N225 billion. Nigeria will depend on common debt issuances to finance finances deficits as poor infrastructure and insecurity proceed to threaten authorities’s income.

The DMO had reported that Nigeria’s whole public debt inventory elevated to N41.6 trillion or $100.07 billion by the top of first quarter 2022, 5.16 per cent or N2.04 trillion enhance on N39.56 trillion or $95.78 billion recorded as at December 31, 2021.

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