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FG, 36 states, 774 LGAs share N8trillion in 2018

Following the total revenue accruing into the Federal account in 2018, the total amount, which was N8trillion was shared among the Federal Government, and the 36 states and the 774 local government councils in Nigeria.

This is contained in a new report by the Economic Confidential obtained by Vanguard on Monday. The allocations, according to the report were made after the monthly meetings of the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) in 2018.

According to the reports, the current sources of revenue flow into the Federation Account are collected by agencies of the Federal Government with little or no contributions from state or local government council. While the Federal Government and its agencies under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari received a total sum of N3.48 trillion, States and local government councils shared a total sum of N4.5 trillion in 2018. Comparatively, in 2017 the Federal Government and its agencies had received N2.5 trillion, while the other tiers of government shared N3.3 trillion. DPR generates N1.3tn revenue in 2018 – Official In its annual detailed investigative report with a table of figures, the Economic Confidential disclosed that among the state recipients, Delta is ranked first as the highest recipient of gross allocation with a total sum of N285bn in the twelve months of 2018.

The reports continued, It is followed by Akwa State N272bn, Lagos N260bn, Rivers N237bn and Bayelsa N192bn. The five states cumulatively,  cornered over a quarter (25%) of the total allocation for the States and local government councils in Nigeria in 2018. Among the 10 highest recipients from the Federation Account in 2018 included: Kano State which got N183bn, Katsina N138bn, Oyo N131bn, Kaduna N131bn and Borno State N122bn.

The report further disclosed that Edo and Ondo which are oil-producing states got N112bn and N108bn respectively, while another state in the South-South, Cross River State merely received N91bn. Nigeria’s intelligence economic magazine further, informed that factors that influence allocations to states and local government councils from the Federation Account include: Population, Derivation, Landmass, Terrain, Revenue Effort, School Enrolments, Health Facilities, Water Supply and Equality of the beneficiaries.

The reports said that the revenue generating agencies to the Federation Account are the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). The revenues come from Export Crude Sales, Domestic Crude Sales, LPG, NLNG, Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT), Company Income Tax (CIT), Withholding Tax (WHT), Import Duty, Excise Duty, Royalties, Gas Flared and miscellaneous oil revenue such as Oil Prospecting License and oil Mining Licence.

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Uche Godspower

Uche Godspower is a journalist and a news writer at InfoGuideNigeria.com. He loves to share trending information in Nigeria.

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