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FG, states, LGs share N681.330bn

The three tiers of government, comprising federal, states and local government have shared N681.330 billion revenue allocation for the month of March. The sum said to be approved by Federation Account Allocation Committee at a meeting was for the month of March shared in April. The amount, according to details made available was inclusive of 13% derivation and cost of collection/transfers and refunds. In the month of March, N154 billion was transferred to the non – oil revenue savings and the balance in the Excess Crude Account (ECA) was $ 72.413 million.

This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the virtual meeting of the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) for April, a statement issued by Director of information, Henshaw Ogbuike, affirmed. The gross statutory revenue for the month of March was N466.687 billion, Value Added Tax (VAT) revenue was N181.712 billion and Exchange Gain was N2.931billion. The sum of N30 billion was added as augmentation, bringing the total distributable revenue to N681.330 billion. The communiqué indicated that from the total distributable revenue, the Federal Government received N212.146 billion, the state governments received N179.242 billion, and the local government councils received N132.193 billion.

The sum of N40.241 billion was shared to the relevant states as 13% derivation revenue, while the cost of revenue collection, transfers and refunds was N87.507 billion. The N30 billion augmentation was also shared as appropriate. From the gross statutory revenue of N466.687 billion available in March, the Federal Government received N185.365 billion, the state governments received N94.020 billion and the local government councils received N72.485 billion. The sum of N40.028 billion was given to the relevant states as 13% derivation revenue and N74.788 billion was allocated to revenue collection, transfers and refunds.

The Federal Government received N25.349 billion from the Value Added Tax (VAT) revenue of N181.712 billion available in March. The state governments received N84.497 billion, the local government councils received N59.148 billion, while N12.719 billion was for cost of collection, transfers and refunds. According to breakdown, federal government received N1.432 billion, state governments received N0.726 billion, local government councils received N0.560 billion while oil producing states received N0.213 billion from the total revenue of N2.931billion available from Exchange Gain.

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