FG offers fresh bonds for March

Director-General, Debt Management Office, DMO, Patience Oniha
Director-General, Debt Management Office, DMO, Patience Oniha

The federal government has offered for subscription two-year and three-year savings bonds at 11.62 per cent and 12.62 per cent per annum, the Debt Management Office (DMO) has said.

According to the offer circular obtained from the DMO website on Monday, the two-year bond will be due in March, 2021 while the three-year bond will mature one year after.

It, however, did not state how much was offered, but added that the maximum subscription was N50 million at N1, 000 per unit, “subject to minimum subscription of N5, 000 and in multiples of N1, 000’’.

The office said that the bond was fully backed by “the full faith and credit of the Federal Government, with quarterly coupon payments to bondholders’’.

The savings bond issuance is expected to help finance the nation’s budget deficit.

It is also part of Federal Government’s programme targeted at the lower income earners to encourage savings and also earn more income (interest), compared to their savings accounts with banks.

The circular also said the offer would close on Friday.

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