April 19, 2024
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The Debt Management Office (DMO) has announced the first FGN bond auction of 2024.

According to the announcement the auction is set for January 29, 2024, with the settlement date being January 31, 2024.

The bond offerings are

  • N90 billion of the reopened 10-year 16.2884% FGN MAR 2027 bond
  • N90 billion of the reopened 10-year 14.55% FGN APR 2029 bond
  • N90 billion of the reopened 10-year 14.70% FGN JUN 2033 bond
  • N90 billion of the reopened 15-year 15.45% FGN JUN 2038 bond

The bonds are offered at a unit price of N1,000, with a minimum subscription requirement of N50,001,000 and subsequent increments in multiples of N1,000. Interest payments on FGN bonds are made semi-annually (twice a year).

About FGN Bonds

The FGN bonds meet the criteria outlined in the Trustee Investment Act, allowing trustees to invest in them. Additionally, they qualify as Government securities under the Company Income Tax Act (CITA) and Personal Income Tax Act (PITA), ensuring they are tax-exempt for Pension Funds and other investors.

After the bonds are auctioned in the primary market to the primary dealer market makers, the bonds are then listed on both the Nigerian Exchange Limited and FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange, which are the secondary markets.

What you should know

In 2023, the Federal Government raised about N5.49 trillion through FGN bond auctions which were used to finance the 2023 budget deficit of N11.34 trillion.

With the budget deficit in the 2024 budget put at N9.18 trillion, it is projected that there may be a drop in the amount raised through FGN bond auctions.

Moreover, the anticipated marginal rates for the January bond auctions are expected to align with the government’s stance on monetary policy rates, which will be determined during the initial Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting scheduled for February 26 and 27.

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