FAAC Distributes N 1.152trn to FG, States, Local Councils for March 2024

March 22, 2024
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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

About N1.2 trillion, precisely N1.152 trillion, has been allocated to the federal, state and local governments of the federation by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).

This was from the revenue generated last month by the nation through Electronic Money Transfer Levy (EMTL), Exchange Difference, Value Added Tax (VAT) and others.

The money was shared among the beneficiaries at the FAAC meeting for March 2024 held in Abuja on Thursday, with the N1.152 trillion comprising distributable statutory revenue of N101.349 billion, distributable VAT revenue of N428.806 billion, EMTL revenue of N15.157 billion and ED revenue of N607.444 billion.

A statement issued last night by the Director of Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr Mohammed Manga, disclosed that the total revenue generated by Nigeria in February 2024 was N2.326 trillion, while N66.456 billion was deducted for the cost of collection, with total transfers, interventions and refunds at N856.937 billion, and savings stood at N250.000 billion.

The statement further said the gross statutory revenue of N1.192 trillion was received for February 2024, higher than the N1.151 trillion received in January 2024 by N 40.620 billion.

It said the gross revenue available from VAT last month was N460.487 billion, higher than the N420.733 billion in the preceding month by N39.755 billion.

Explaining how the funds were shared, FAAC said from the N1.152 trillion, the sum of N352.409 billion was given to the federal government, N366.950 billion to the state governments, N267.153 billion to the local councils, and N166.244 billion was given to oil-producing states as 13 per cent derivation.

Also, from the N101.349 billion distributable statutory revenue, the central government got N7.351 billion, the states received N3.729 billion, the LGAs got N2.875 billion, and the benefiting states received N87.394 billion as 13 per cent of mineral revenue.

The federal government received N278.463 billion from the N607.444 billion ED revenue, the state governments got N141.240 billion, the local government councils had N108.891 billion, and the benefiting states received N78.850 billion as 13 per cent derivation revenue.

Further, from the N15.157 billion EMTL earnings, N2.274 billion was given to the national government, N7.578 billion was disbursed to the state governments, and N5.305 billion was shared with the local councils.

In addition, from the VAT revenue of N428.806 billion, the federal government received N64.321 billion, the state governments received N214.403 billion and the local government councils received N150.082 billion.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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