Stella Dimoko FG Restructures Debt Profile, to Issue Dollar-backed Treasury Bills


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Friday, 11 August 2017

FG Restructures Debt Profile, to Issue Dollar-backed Treasury Bills

Badly weighed down by the debilitating effect of Nigeria’s huge debts, the Federal Government on Wednesday sought a way out, approving the issuance of dollar-backed Treasury bills even as it extended the maturity period from between 91 and 364 days to two and three years respectively.

The initiative, according to an economic expert, who spoke to THISDAY Wednesday, is an impressive policy that would enable the government to restructure the country’s debt profile by borrowing less in naira but more in foreign currencies, explaining that it would bring down interest rate and facilitate the economy’s exit from recession.

The federal government also approved the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP), pegging oil benchmark at $45 and retaining the prevailing N305/$ exchange rate.

Briefing newsmen at the end of the weekly FEC meeting Wednesday, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, said the MTEF targeted 3.5 per cent growth rate in 2018, 4.5 per cent in 2019 and 7 per cent in 2020, adding that government projected at 2.3 million barrel per day production volume.

1 comment:

The Lifted said...

end time debt! na wa,oh Nigeria my country when will all these end

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