FG, State, LGA share N1.1tr from Federation Account revenue

The three tiers of government got huge payments yesterday. The federal, state, and local governments shared a handsome N1.127 trillion from the N1.674 trillion collectible revenue in December 2023.

Over N500 billion was saved to take care of future needs. It is the second consecutive month that the revenue share from the central purse crossed the N1 trillion mark. The first time it did was in September 2023.

From the N655.932 billion shared in May, the month that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu took office and pronounced that the “petrol subsidy is gone,” the revenue has been going up steadily (SEE TABLE).

The staggering figure, made available after the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting yesterday, is a reflection of the nation’s economic upward movement, analysts said.

According to them, it also presents an opportunity for the government at all levels to ensure growth and development.

Economists last night said with increased revenue, the people should begin to get the dividends of democracy, especially at the state and local governments.

The agreement by FAAC members to allow N500 billion in savings is indicative of financial prudence, a member said.

Breaking down the revenue accruals, according to a statement by the FAAC, Companies Income Tax (CIT), Excise Duty, Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT), Value Added Tax (VAT), and Electronic Money Transfer Levy (EMTL) increased significantly.



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