Nigerian govt, states, local councils share N547 billion in May

The three tiers of government on Thursday shared about N547.309 billion as federal allocation for May.

Details of the allocation were contained in a Secretariat report released by the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation at the end of the online meeting of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) in Abuja.

The meeting was presided by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mahmoud Isa-Dutse.

The communique showed the allocation included revenue from the Value Added Tax (VAT) collection, Exchange Gain, Excess Bank Charges.

The breakdown of the allocations showed the Federal Government received N219.799 billion, the States received N152.436 billion, Local Government councils got N114.095 billion, while the oil-producing states received N37.021 billion as derivation (13 per cent Mineral Revenue).

The report said the cost of collection for the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), and allocation to the North East Development Commission was N23.958 billion.

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) said the gross revenue available from the Value Added Tax (VAT) for the month was N103.873 billion as against the N94.498 billion distributed in the preceding month of April 2020, resulting in an increase of N9.377 billion.

The distribution showed the Federal Government got N14.490 billion, the States received N48.301 billion, Local Government Councils got N33.811billon.

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

The total revenue distributable for the current month including Cost of Collection to NCS, DPR and FIRS, according to the committee, is N547.309 billion.

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