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FG, States, LGCs share over N670bn as October allocation

By News Desk

The Federal Government, States and Local Government Councils (LGCs) has shared N671.910 billion as Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) for October.

As stated, from the said amount, inclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT), augmentations, exchange gain and non-oil mineral revenue, the Federal Government received N284.292 billion, states N209.838 billion and LGCs N156.282 billion.

The Acting Director, Information, Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Oshundun Olajide, said that the allocation was distributed at FAAC meeting in Lagos State on Wednesday at the end of the National Council on Finance and Economic Development (NACOFED) conference, noting that oil-producing states received N21.498 billion as 13 per cent derivation of mineral revenue.

According to him, the communique issued by FAAC at the end of the meeting, indicated that the Gross Revenue available from the VAT for the month under review was N166.284 billion as against N170.850 billion distributed in September, resulting in a decrease of N4.566 billion.

“The distribution is as follows; Federal Government got N23.227 billion, states received N77.422 billion, LGCs got N54.195 billion, transfers and refunds received N4.789 billion and cost of collection got N6.651 billion.

“The distributed statutory revenue of N407.864 billion received for the month was lower than the N692.283 billion received for the previous month by N284.419 billion.

“Of this, the Federal Government received N180.551 billion, states got N91.578 billion, LGCs got N70.603 billion, derivation (13 per cent mineral revenue) got N21.118 billion, cost of collection received N17.940 billion while transfers and refunds got N26.075 billion,” Olajide said in a statement.

The statement also said that the communiqué disclosed the augmentations of N100 billion as the Federal Government received N52.680 billion, states got N26.720 billion, LGCs N20.6 billion.

Also, that the N50 billion from non-oil revenue was shared as follows: Federal Government received N26.340 billion, states got N13.360 billion and LGCs N10.3 billion.

According to the statement, Companies Income Tax (CIT), Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT), and Oil and Gas Royalties decreased considerably, while there was a slight decline in VAT and Import and Excise Duty, increased marginally.

“The communique, however, disclosed that total revenue distributable for the current month inclusive of gross statutory revenue of N363.849 billion, VAT of N154.849 billion, and exchange gain of N3.217 billion.

“Augmentations of N100 billion and N50 billion from non-oil mineral revenue bringing the total distributable revenue to N671.910 billion,” it stated. However, the balance of Excess Crude Account (ECA) as stands at 60.860 million dollars.

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