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DMO Rises N130bn From Sukuk For Road Project

The Debt Management Office (DMO) has announced that it raised N130bn from its N100bn Ijarah Sukuk bonds, which were issued on November 21, 2022.

Speaking via a statement on its website on Monday, the organization noted that 165 per cent oversubscription on the bonds was recorded.

The statement revealed that since the Sukuk bonds was introduced in 2017, it has provided N612.56bn for the Federal Government and have helped in funding 71 roads and six bridges, measuring 1,881 kilometres across the country.

The statement read in part, “The Debt Management Office is pleased to inform the public of the successful conclusion of the Issuance of N100bn Sovereign Al ’Ijarah Sukuk. The Offer for N100bn opened on November 21, 2022 and was supported by wide public sensitization to encourage subscription from diverse investors, particularly the retail investors.

“The initial Offer size of N100bn was upsized to N130bn due to the over 165 per cent subscription level. The Sukuk was issued at a Rental Rate of 15.64 per cent per annum. This brings the total Sovereign Sukuk Issuance to N742.56bn as at date.”

The DMO also noted that proceeds of the 2022 Sovereign Sukuk, like the previous Sukuk Issue Proceeds, would be used solely for the construction and rehabilitation of key road projects through the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing and the Federal Capital Territory Administration.

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