Nigerian govt, states, local govts share N465 billion in January

Pic.15. From left: Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr David Lawal; Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari; National Security Adviser, retired Brig.-Gen. Babagana Mongulu; and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, during the Federal Exeutive Council Meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (2/11/16). 8160/2/11/2016/Callistus Ewelike/BJO/NAN

A total of N465.149 billion has been distributed as federal allocation for January 2017 between the federal government, state governments and local government councils.

The communiqué issued by the Technical sub-committee of Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) at the end of the meeting indicated that the gross statutory revenue received is N324.990 billion, which is higher by N76.275 billion when compared with the N248.635 billion received in the month of December, 2016.

The shared amount comprised the month’s statutory distributable revenue of N282.406 billion, Value Added Tax of N73.522 billion, exchange gain of N48.371 billion and Excess PPT Account of N60.850 billion.

There was also a N6.330 billion refund to the Federal Government by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

From the net statutory revenue, the federal government received N133.192 billion (52.68 per cent); states received N67.557 billion (26.72 per cent); local government councils received N52.083 billion (20.60 per cent); while the oil producing states received N20.620 billion as 13 per cent derivation revenue.

Furthermore, from the revenue available from the Value Added Tax (VAT), Federal Government received N10. 587 billion (15 per cent); states received N35.291 billion (50 per cent) while the local government councils received N24.703 (35 per cent).

The communiqué further explained that there was a revenue increase of $74.91 million in federation export sales due to a rise in the volume of crude oil export by 1.490 million barrels and an increase in the average price of crude oil from $47.30 to $49.57 per barrel during the period under review.

However, the Force Majeure declared at Forcados, Qua Iboe and Brass Terminals remained in place.

Federation revenues increased despite the Force Majeure and the shutdown of pipelines for repairs and maintenance due to leakages and sabotage.

PPT collection increased significantly while revenues from Companies Income Tax (CIT), Value Added Tax (VAT), Import Duty and Royalty decreased slightly.

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