Nigeria’s Debt Now N32.22 Trillion In Q3


The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has said as at Third Quarter (Q3) 2020, Nigeria’s total debt stood at N32.22 trillion.

The NBS In a report titled: “Nigerian Domestic and Foreign Debt – Q3 2020,” explained that further disaggregation of Nigeria’s foreign debt showed that $16.74 billion of the debt was multilateral; $502.38 million was bilateral, AFD, and another $3.26 billion bilateral from the Exim Bank of China, JICA, India, and KFW while $11.17 billion was commercial which are Eurobonds and Diaspora Bonds.

NBS said “Nigerian States and Federal Debt Stock data as of 30th September 2020 reflected that the country’s total public debt portfolio stood at N32.22 trillion.”

Nigeria’s total public debt showed that N12.19 trillion or 37.82 percent of the debt was external while N20.04 trillion 62.18 percent of the debt was domestic.

The document said the domestic debt stock as at September 30, 2020, was totally N13.9trillion.

In its breakdown of the domestic debt stock, NBS said it consists of N812 billion Promissory Notes, representing 5.85 percent.

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Federal Government of Nigeria Bonds of N10.07 trillion, represented 72.47 percent of the domestic debt stock.

Nigerian Treasury Bills N2.4 trillion represented 19.07 percent of the domestic debt.

Green Bonds N125 billion represented 0.18 percent of domestic debt.

Federal Government Sukuk N200 billion represented 1.44 percent of the domestic debt.


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