FAAC Disburses N647.4b to FG, States, LGs in March 2018
By Dipo Olowookere
The sum of N647.39 billion has been shared to the federal, states and local governments from the federation account. The amount was the money generated as revenue in the month of February.
This information was made known at the end of the Federation Accounts and Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting on Wednesday.
The meeting was declared inconclusive yesterday after issues with the money from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
It was gathered that the revenue figures presented by the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) was adopted at the meeting today and shared among the three tiers of government.
The acceptance of the figures by the members of FAAC followed consultations made by the Minister of Finance, AGF with some state governors and representatives of states’ Commissioners of Finance.
A communiqué issued by the Sub-Committee of FAAC, Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, indicated that the gross statutory revenue received for the month was N557.94 billion, higher than N538.91 billion received in the previous month by N19.04 billion.
The shared amount comprise the month’s statutory distributable revenue of N557.94 billion and the Value Added Tax of N89.45billion making up the sum of N647.39 billion.
Accordingly, from Net Statutory Allocation, the Federal Government received N257.93 billion representing 52.68 percent; States received N130.82 billion representing 26.72 percent; Local Government Councils received N100.86 billion representing 20.60 percent; while the Oil Producing States received N57.36 billion as 13 percent derivation revenue.
Meanwhile, FIRS, Nigeria Custom Service and DPR received the sum of N14.55 billion as their cost of collection and FIRS refund.
Furthermore, from the revenue available from the Net Value Added Tax (VAT), Federal Government received N12.88 billion representing 15 percent; States received N42.94 billion representing 50 percent while the Local Government Councils received N30.054 billion representing 35 percent.
The communiqué further explained that there was an increase in the average price of crude oil from $57.71 to $63.08 per barrel and an increase in export sales of 2.8 million barrels which resulted in increased revenue from export sales of $194.39 billion.
It further stated that other issues which negatively affected the crude oil production and resulted to shut-ins and shut-downs are pipelines maintenance and repairs.
Furthermore, significant increases were recorded in Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT) while revenues from Import Duty, Companies Income Tax (CIT) and Value Added Tax (VAT) decreased considerably in the month under review.
Meanwhile, Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has scheduled a meeting with the Group General Manager of the NNPC to reconcile and resolve the grey areas.