FG Begins Sale Of Savings Bonds For August
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The federal government has offered for subscription two-year savings bond at 10.301 per cent and three-year savings bond at 11.301 per cent per annum.

This was disclosed in the offering circular on the Debt Management Office (DMO) website on Monday.

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According to the circular, the two-year bond will be due on August 2021, while the three-year bond will be due on August 2022.

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 a minimum subscription of N5,000 and in multiples of N1,000.

The DMO noted 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 the 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 offer, as noted in the circular, will close on Friday, August 9, 2019.