The nation’s public debt stood at N46. 25 trillion at the end of December 2022, according to the Debt Management Office (DMO).
This figure accounted for the total debt owed by the federal and state governments, as well as the Federal Capital Territory.
The debt position as at December 2022 was about N6.69 trillion (22.47%) higher than the end December 2021 figure, which was N39. 56 trillion.
The debt figure was 23.20% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), within the limits set by both the federal government and international organisations.
It said, “The ratio of 23.20% is within the 40% limit self-imposed by Nigeria, the 55% limit recommended by the World Bank/International Monetary Fund, and, the 70% limit recommended by the Economic Community of West African States.”
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