BREAKING: FG Plans To Take Recent $2 Billion Crude Oil-Backed Mortgage


FG has deliberate to take a contemporary $2 billion Crude Oil-Backed Mortgage.


PoliticalNews Nigeria reviews that the federal authorities is planning to borrow a further $2 billion in crude oil-backed loans from worldwide collectors to spice up its {financial} influx.


In keeping with Reuters, two sources acquainted with the matter confirmed the main points on Tuesday.



As well as, Mele Kyari, the Group Chief Govt Officer (GCEO) of the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC), knowledgeable Reuters that the nationwide oil firm is in discussions with worldwide collectors to lift an oil-backed credit score facility.


This follows the current revelation that NNPC is struggling to pay worldwide oil merchants a backlog of $6 billion amid subsidy elimination.


Kyari mentioned the credit score facility will assist to spice up its funds and permit funding within the oil and fuel sector.


Nonetheless, the GCEO didn’t disclose the worldwide {financial} physique with which NNPC is in talks, nor the quantity it’s planning to lift from the transaction.


He did point out that the money raised could be used for all of NNPC’s enterprise actions, together with supporting production progress.


“We’ve no drawback overlaying our gasoline funds. That is simply cash for regular enterprise and never a determined act.  


“It will likely be a syndication with essential however common companions who’ve been in enterprise with our firm to ahead the money,” Kyari mentioned.  

Afreximbank’s $3.3 billion mortgage is just not enough 

NNPC already holds a $3.3 billion oil-backed mortgage from Afreximbank.  

In August 2023, following the elimination of gas subsidy and the unification of the foreign exchange market which considerably weakened the naira, the federal authorities by means of the NNPCL secured a $3.3 billion mortgage from Afrexim {bank} to shore up liquidity available in the market.


Kyari defined then that the mortgage could be used to shore up the international alternate reserve and gives a extra pressing resolution to the nation’s FX challenges. 

The mortgage is alleged to be paid with crude oil set a $65 per barrel and had earmarked round 90,000 barrels of crude oil for the method. 

Nonetheless, 5 sources have indicated that the corporate’s {financial} challenges have been exacerbated by growing gas subsidy prices.  

This new $2 billion mortgage, at present beneath dialogue, is seen as essential for NNPC to handle and repay these rising subsidy bills, based on these sources. 

NNPC $6 billion debt to grease merchants 

PoliticalNews Nigeria earlier reported that NNPC owes $6 billion to worldwide oil suppliers, main some merchants to withdraw their refined merchandise. 


The cap on gas costs following the elimination of subsidy resulted in stability on the pump regardless of will increase in worldwide crude oil costs and the devaluation of the naira towards the greenback.  


Nonetheless, sustaining worth stability means NNPC has to pay extra to cowl the touchdown price of the petrol it purchases, growing the {financial} burden on the oil agency. 


Whereas NNPC repeatedly denied such debt to grease merchants; sources acquainted with the matter confirmed the main points of the credit score from the patrons.  


The corporate has but to pay for some January imports, with merchants stating that the late funds now quantity to between $4 billion and $5 billion.   

Underneath the phrases of their contracts, NNPC is required to pay inside 90 days of supply. 

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