In a bid to secure much-needed funds for the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Debt Management Office (DMO) conducted an FGN bond auction in August, receiving a robust subscription of N312.56 billion. The DMO announced this successful outcome through an official statement on its website on Tuesday, highlighting the strong investor interest despite ongoing monetary policy tightening and market uncertainties.
Federal Government Appetite for Secure Investments
The auction, held on Monday, offered four different instruments to investors: the 14.55% April 2029 FGN bond, the 14.70% June 2033 FGN bond, the 15.45% June 2038 FGN bond, and the 15.70% June 2053 FGN bond. Each instrument was valued at N90 billion, summing up to a total offer of N360 billion.
Despite the challenging market conditions, the FGN bond auction garnered a remarkable subscription of N312.56 billion. The 15.70% June 2053 FGN bond, with a 30-year tenure, particularly caught investors’ attention, boasting a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.71 times. Successful bidders were allotted a total of N227.76 billion across the four instruments.
The DMO disclosed that allotments were made as follows: 13.85% for the 14.55% April 2029 instrument, 15.00% for the 14.70% June 2033 instrument, 15.20% for the 15.45% June 2038 instrument, and 15.85% for the 15.70% June 2053 instrument.
The success of this auction underscores investors’ continuing appetite for secure investment opportunities even in a challenging economic landscape. As the Nigerian economy navigates monetary policy tightening and uncertainties, the strong response to the FGN bond auction signals investors’ confidence in the government’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and financial stability.