The domestic debt owed by state governments and the Federal Capital Territory administration rose to N5.33tn as of the end of December 2022.
The sub-national domestic debt stock was N4.46tn by the end of 2021, which means it rose by N870bn within one year.
The latest figures released by the Debt Management Office indicated that Lagos State recorded the highest domestic debt as of the end of Q4 2022 with N807.21bn; this was followed by Delta State with N304.25bn and Ogun State with N270.45bn.
On the other hand, the lowest debt was recorded by Jigawa State with N43.95bn, followed by Kebbi State and Katsina State with N61.31bn and N62.37bn, respectively.
In the states’ debt profile breakdown, Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom and Anambra owed N103.7bn, N124bn, N219.2bn and N77.4bn, respectively, while Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno borrowed N143.6bn, N146.3bn, N141.3bn, N96.1bn respectively.
Other debtor states are Cross-River; N197.2bn, Ebonyi; N76.4bn, Edo; N110.5bn, Ekiti; N117.1, Enugu; N91.8bn, Gombe; N139.3bn, Imo; N204.2bn, Kaduna; N83.3bn, Kano; N122.3bn, Kogi; N93.6bn, Kwara; N109.3bn, Nasarawa; N71.4bn, Niger; 95.5bn, Ondo; N77.1bn, Osun; N148.3bn
Oyo, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara and FCT had N161.1bn, N149bn, N90.5bn, N87.9bn, N90.7bn, N112.1bn and N81bn respectively.
However, according to the DMO, the domestic debt stock for Rivers State was as of September 30, 2021, and figures for Katsina and Taraba states were as of September 30, 2022.
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