By Adedapo Adesanya
The amount shared by the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) to the three tiers of government and relevant agencies dropped 6.2 per cent to N639.9 billion in September 2020 from N682.1 billion in August 2020.
This was disclosed in a communiqué after the physical meeting of the committee for the month of October held at the Federal Ministry of Finance headquarters, Abuja.
The meeting was the first since May due to the coronavirus pandemic and was chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr Aliyu Ahmed.
The total distributable revenue of N639.9 billion comprised statutory revenue of N341.5 billion; Value Added Tax (VAT) revenue of N141.9 billion; N39.5 billion from Forex Equalisation; N45 billion from Non-oil Excess Revenue and N72 billion Federal Government Intervention Revenue.
The gross statutory revenue of N341.5 billion available for the month of September 2020 was lower than the N531.8 billion received in the previous month by N190.3 billion or 35.8 per cent.
The gross revenue of N141.9 billion available from the Value Added Tax (VAT) was also 5.5 per cent lower than the N150.2 billion available in the previous month by N8.3 billion.
Giving a breakdown, FAAC indicated that from the total distributable revenue of N639.9 billion; the federal government received N255.7 billion, the state governments received N185.6 billion and the local government councils received N138.4 billion.
The nine oil-producing states received N36.2 billion as 13 per cent derivation revenue, while the cost of collection and transfers had an allocation of N23.9 billion.
It was further stated that the federal government received N161.1 billion from the gross statutory revenue of N341.5 billion; the state governments received N 81.7 billion and the local government Ccuncils received N63.0 billion.
The sum of N21.688 billion was given to the relevant states as 13 per cent mineral revenue and N13.9 billion was the total for the cost of collection, transfers, and refunds.
From the VAT, the FG received the sum of N19.8 billion from the available N141.9 billion, the 36 sub-national governments got N65.9 billion while the 774 local councils received N46.2 billion, while the cost of collection, transfers and refunds had an allocation of N9.9 billion.
From the N39.542 billion Forex equalisation revenue, the central government received N18.1 billion, the state governments received N9.2 billion, the councils received N7.1 billion and the relevant states received N5.1 billion as 13 per cent mineral revenue.
The communique confirmed that out of the N45 billion non-oil excess revenue, the federal government was given N23.7 billion, the state governments shared N12.0 billion, while the local governments got N9.3 billion.
In addition, the federal government received N32.9 billion from the N72 billion Federal Government Intervention Revenue. The states got N16.7 billion, the local councils received N12.9 billion, while the nine states had N9.4 billion as 13 per cent mineral revenue.
In terms of performances, in September 2020, Companies Income Tax (CIT) and Oil and Gas Royalty decreased significantly; Import Duty and Value Added Tax (VAT) decreased marginally, while Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT) and Excise Duty recorded increases.
The balance in the Excess Crude Account (ECA) as of Thursday, October 15, 2020, was $72.4 million.
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