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Nigeria’s revenue slumps, 3 tiers of government share N547.3 billion

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The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) on Wednesday shared N547.309 billion to the three tiers of government for the month of May.

It was the lowest amount shared this year, reflecting the downside effect of COVID-19 pandemic.

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In January the three tiers shared N716billion.

It was N647billion in February, N780 billion in March and N606billion in April.

Out of the N547.3 billion available for May, the Federal Government received N219.799 billon, States N152.436 billion and Local Government Councils N114.095 billion.

Oil producing states received N37.021 billion 13 per cent derivation fund

The revenue came from Value Added Tax (VAT), Exchange Gain and Excess Bank Charges recovered.

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Mr Hassan Dodo, the Director of Information in the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.

This followed a virtual meeting chaired by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Mahmoud Isa-Dutse.

The cost of collection of Federal Inland Revenue Fund (FIRS) Refund Allocation to North East Development Commission (NEDC) was N23.958 billion.

“The Gross Revenue available from the VAT for May was N103.873 billion against N94.498 billion distributed in the preceding month of April resulting in an increase of N9.377 billion.

“The distribution is as follows: Federal Government got N14.490 billion, the States received N48.301 billion, Local Government Councils had N33.811 billon, while derivation got N0.000 and Cost of Collection and FIRS Refund/Allocation to NEDC got N7.271 billion.

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“The distributed Statutory Revenue of N413.953 billion received for the month was higher than the N370.411 billion received for the previous month by N43.542 billion, which the Federal Government got N191.580 billon, States received N97.172 billion and Local Governments got N74.915 billion.

“Derivation got N33.599 billion and Cost of Collection was N16.687 billion.”

The communique also revealed that Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT), Import Duty and VAT recorded increases, while Companies Income Tax (CIT), Oil Royalty and Excise Duty recorded decreases.

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