Nigeria: Govt, States, LGs Share N616.19 Billion for April

The Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, on Tuesday said the federal government shared N616.19 billion as revenue generated in April to the three tiers of government.

The amount showed a decrease of about N1.37 billion from what was shared in March.

Mr Idris, represented by the Director of Funds, Office of the AGF, Mohammed Usman, said this at a news conference at the end of the monthly Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting in Abuja.

Giving a breakdown of the revenue accrued in April, Idris said the mineral revenue increased by N56.8 billion, moving from N308.44 billion in March to N365.24 billion in April.

In addition, he said the non-mineral revenue increased by N15.46 billion, that is from N138.2 billion in March to N153.66 billion in April.

"The gross statutory revenue of N518.91 billion received for the month is higher than the N446.64 billion received in the previous month by N72.26 billion.

"Revenues from Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT), import duty and Companies Income Tax recorded significant increases while Oil Royalty and Export duty decreased substantially.

"Value Added Tax also increased marginally from N88.49 billion in March to N92.72 billion in April," he said.

In summary, Mr Idris said the federal government received N239.65 billion, States got N121.55 billion and local governments received N93.71 billion.

In addition, N46.25 billion, representing 13 per cent of the mineral revenue was shared to oil producing states.

Mr Idris said as at May 21, the money left in the Excess Crude Account (ECA) was $144 million.

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