The Federal Government borrowed N1.46tn from the Central Bank of Nigeria through Ways and Means Advances in August 2022.
The total FG’s borrowing from CBN rose from N20.61tn in July 2022 to N22.07tn in August 2022.
According to data from the CBN, the Federal Government borrowed a total N4.61tn from the apex bank between January and August.
The N22.07tn owed the apex bank by the Federal Government is not part of the country’s total public debt stock, which stood at N42.84tn as of June 2022, according to the Debt Management Office.
The public debt stock only includes the debts of the Federal Government of Nigeria, the 36 state governments, and the Federal Capital Territory.
Ways and Means Advances is a loan facility through which the CBN finances the shortfalls in the government’s budget.
According to Section 38 of the CBN Act, 2007, the apex bank may grant temporary advances to the Federal Government with regard to temporary deficiency of budget revenue at such rate of interest as the bank may determine.