FG To Auction N150 Billion Bonds In November

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The Debt Management Office has said the Federal Government will offer N150bn bonds for subscription this month.

A circular by the DMO on its website showed that the breakdown of bonds consisted of three bonds worth N50bn each.

They are a 10-year re-opening bond to be offered at the rate of 12.50 per cent and mature in January 2026; a 20-year re-opening bond to be offered at 16.2499 per cent and mature in April 2037; and a 30-year re-opening bond to be offered at 12.98 per cent and mature in March 2050.

According to the DMO, the bonds, which will be auctioned on November 17, have a settlement date of November 19.

The units of sale are N1,000 per unit subject to a minimum subscription of N50,001,000 and in multiples of N1,000 thereafter.

On the interest rate, which is payable semi-annually, the DMO said, “For re-openings of previously issued bonds, (where the coupon is already set), successful bidders will pay a price corresponding to the yield-to-maturity bid that clears the volume being auctioned, plus any accrued interest on the instrument.”

According to the circular, the bonds qualify as securities in which trustees can invest under the Trustee Investment Act, and as a liquid asset for liquidity ratio calculation for banks.
– Punch

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