27th June 2022.
A day we have been anticipating for five years. The day history will be made when Nigeria repays the principal of its $300 million diaspora bond.
Forgive the hyperbole; Nigeria’s first diaspora bond was once considered quite a big deal. For a little while, news reports were filled with stories of Nigeria’s first-ever diaspora bond. Shortly after the launch, one of my articles on the topic was even featured on Brookings alongside Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Akinwumi Adesina, and President Paul Kagame.
Five years on, I may be the only one that still cares about Nigeria’s diaspora bond.
From pioneer to anecdote
A lot has changed in five years. Over