FG, states, LGs, garners N1.41trn in Q’1 2017
Femi Adeosun, Finance Minister
The Federal Government, the 36 states and their local government areas have so far garnered N1.4 trillion from the federation account, being revenue generated in the first quarter of 2017.
The breakdown could be obtained from the monthly Federation Account Allocation Committee, (FAAC) report.
The key agencies that remit funds into the federation account are Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC); Federal Inland Revenue Service, (FIRS) and Nigeria Customs Service.
The total revenue shared in January between the federal, states and local governments was N430.16 billion, meaning that federal took N168 billion, states, N114.28 billion and local governments, N85.4 billion.
The federation grossed in N514 billion in February and Federal Government’s share was N200.6 billion, states, N128.4 billion and local governments, N96.52 billion.
However, in March, revenue generation dipped lower, grossing N466.9 billion, and from it, the Federal Government got N180.5 billion, state governments, N116.5 billion and local governments, N87.5 billion.
The allocation was made using the revenue sharing formula, Federal Government, 52.68 per cent; states, 26.72 per cent and local governments 20.60 per cent.
The report showed that before distribution, state liabilities were deducted. The liabilities paid by the states in the first quarter, included an external debt of N8.73 billion, contractual obligations of N30.15 billion and other deductions amounting to N50.23 billion.
The other deductions, covers National Water Rehabilitation Projects, National Agricultural Technology Support, Payment for Fertiliser, State Water Supply Project, State Agriculture Project and National Fadama Project.
A further breakdown on what each State got showed that Abia got N8.42bn Adamawa N7.8bn A-Ibom N34.88bn Anambra, N8.7bn Bauchi, N7.9bn Bayelsa, N22.97bn Benue, N8.16bn Borno, N9.74bn C-River, N4.28bn Delta, N21.54bn Ebonyi, N7.56bn Edo, N6.5bn Ekiti, N4.97bn Enugu, N7.86bn Gombe, N6.35bn Imo, N7.92bn Jigawa, N9.66bn Kaduna, N10.56bn Kano, N14.02bn Katsina,N10.05bn Kebbi, N8.37bn Kogi, N8.28bn Kwara, N6.9bn Lagos, N19.03bn Nasarawa, N7.41bn Niger, N9 billion Ogun, N4.98 Ondo,N10.22bn Osun, N1.76bn Oyo, N8.9bn Plateau, N5.7bn Rivers, N26.8bn Sokoto, N9.07bn Taraba, N6.9 billion Yobe, N8.33bn Zamfara, N5.9