Nigeria sold N50 billion ($251.93 million) worth of naira-denominated bonds maturing in 2020 and 2024 at an auction on Wednesday, at higher yields thanks its previous auction, the Debt Management Office said on Thursday.
The debt office issued 30 billion naira in the 2020 debt at 10.95 percent, up from 10.24 percent at the previous auction in November. The same tenor bond closed at 10.80 percent at the secondary market on Wednesday.
A total of 20 billion of the benchmark bond maturing in 2024 was issued at 11 percent compared with 10.01 percent same tenor debt attracted at the November auction. The 2024 paper closed at 10.99 percent at the secondary market on Wednesday.