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DMO to raise N1.8trn debt via fresh April Savings Bond



DMO opens two-year bonds at 12.46% interest rate

The Debt Management Office, DMO, has unveiled plans to raise N1.8 trillion through new issuance and reopening of federal government bonds over the next three months amid the country’s increasing debt stocks.

This is as DMO opened offer for the April 2024 Savings Bond.

The debt office in the bond issuance calendar for the second quarter of 2024 said it plans to raise between N300 billion to N600 billion every month between April and June this year.

According to the calendar, the DMO plans to open a new five-year bond this month to raise between N100 and N200 billion.

Also, it plans to reissue the 7-year 18.50 per cent FGN FEB 2031 paper and the 10-year 19.00 per cent FGN FEB 2034 paper during the three months.

Meanwhile, it plans to raise more funds this week through the 2-year and 3-year savings bonds due April 2026 and April 2027.

According to the offer document, the DMO is issuing the 2-year paper at 17.046 per cent per annum while the 3-year paper is being issued at 18.046 per cent per annum.

Last month, it issued the 2-year savings bond at 15.097 per cent, while the 3-year paper was raised at 16.097 per cent.

The increased rate on the savings bond, according to DMO, is to bring the interest closer to the Monetary Policy Rate, which was raised to 24.75 per cent at the last Monetary Policy Committee meeting last month.

Recall that Nigeria’s’ total public debt stock more than doubled to N97.3 trillion in 2023.

The total public debt stock includes external and domestic loans from federal and state governments.

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