FG Will Use Eurobond Cash And Borrow More To Fund Petrol Subsidy – Minister Of Finance Zainab Ahmed


Minister Of Finance, Zainab Ahmed Has Explained That The Federal Government Will Use Loans And Eurobond Cash To Fund Petrol Subsidy.

Speaking With Reuters On The Sidelines Of An Arab-African Conference In Cairo, The Minister Said The Federal Government Will Use $2.2 Billion Of The Fund Raised Via Eurobond To Cater For Petrol Under-Recovery Costs And Also Focus More On Local Borrowing.

She Said; “Rising Oil Prices Have Put Us In A Very Precarious Position … Because We Import Refined Products … And It Means That Our Subsidy Cost Is Increasing” Ahmed Also Said The Federal Government Is Working With Lawmakers To Boost Revenues. She Added That The Rise In Oil Prices Means That Borrowings Will Increase More Than Planned.