Investors oversubscribes Nigeria’s 30-yr bond debut

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A statement by the Debt Management Office (DMO) on Wednesday night said: “Investors keenly contested for the N20 billion 30-year FGN Bond offered by the Debt Management Office (DMO) at the April 2019 FGN Bond Auction.”

According to the DMO, “a total subscription of N80.41 billion was received from investors for the N20 billion offered by the DMO for the 30-year Bond, representing a 400% subscription rate.”

The bulk of the subscriptions the DMO said “came from asset managers and insurance companies who have been looking for long-term, good quality assets to buy in order to match their liabilities.”

With the success of the 30-year Bond offering, the DMO said it “has reinforced its pioneering role in the Domestic Capital Market by introducing another longer-dated instrument which for the Government, represents appropriate funding for infrastructure and an effective tool for spreading out its liabilities, while for the private sector, it provides an avenue for other issuers, such as corporates, to access longer-term funding for their projects.”

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The DMO offered a total of N100 billion in tenors of 5, 10 and 30 years at the Auction and received total subscriptions of N149.30 billion, representing a total subscription level of about 150%.

The DMO allotted a total of N97.40 billion to successful bidders at 14.50% for the 5-year, 14.55% for the 10-year and 14.80% for the 30-year FGN Bond.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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