So finally, the green bond is here – 10.69-billion-naira worth for investors willing to save the environment.

On Monday, the federal government made the offer through a circular on the Debt Management Office, DMO’s website.

It stated that the five-year tenor bond would mature in 2022 at a coupon (interest) rate of 13.48% per year.

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The green bond is being issued following Nigeria’s endorsement of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change of Sept. 21, 2016, with the aim of strengthening a global response to the threat.

The DMO circular noted that “proceed from the Green Bond would be used to finance projects in the 2017 Appropriation Act that were certified as green because of their positive effects to the environment.

“Among the projects to be financed with the proceeds of the Green Bond Issuance are Renewable Energy Micro Utilities and Afforestation Programmes.’’

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With the issuance, Nigeria would become one of the few countries in the world and indeed the first African country to issue a green bond, the DMO said.

It added that the offer would close on Wednesday, December 20.

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