The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the approval for the issuance of a second tranche of N100 billion Sukuk bond.
This was disclosed at a two-day training on Sukuk structurisation and management in Abuja.
The training was organised by the Metropolitan Skills Ltd in collaboration with the ministry of finance, and Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC).
Ummahani Amin, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Metropolitan Skills, said the second tranche of the Sukuk bond will be issued by the Debt Management Organisation (DMO) in October.
According to her, like the first tranche, the second bond will be used to finance infrastructure and construction of roads across the six geopolitical zones in the country.
Amin said the first N100 billion Sukuk issued last year recorded a huge success, promising that this year’s will not be different.
“We are doing the second tranche now because the first one was successful and over subscribed. N100 billion was involved in the first and the second is on the way,” Amin said.
“So we are looking at the same infrastructure, construction of roads across Nigeria and the six geopolitical zones. This has never happened in the history of Nigeria for infrastructure,” she added.Source: