DMO Sets 2017 Debt Limit For FG
The Debt Management Office (DMO) has fixed the maximum limit for the federal government’s domestic and external borrowing at 22.08 billion dollars for the 2017 fiscal year.
This is part of policy recommendations of the DMO contained in its 2016 report of the annual national debt sustainability analysis.
According to the management office, new domestic borrowing has been pegged at 5.52 billion dollars, while new external borrowing is put at 16.56 billion for 2017.
The report explains that the present value of ‘total public debt to GDP’ ratio for 2016 for the federal government is projected at 13.5 per cent with an available borrowing space of 5.89 per cent of the estimated GDP of 374.95 billion dollars for 2017.
The management office also recommends that government should explore other alternative and viable sources of financing for the country’s huge infrastructure requirements.