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FG, states, councils share N675.9b

 FG, states, councils share N675.9b

Zainab Ahmed

The Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) on Friday shared N675.946 billion among the Federal and states governments and the local councils for November.

Mr Olajide Oshundun, Acting Director, Information, Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning stated this on Saturday in Abuja.

The Federal Government received N261.441 billion of the money, states got N210.046 billion while local councils got N155.456 billion.

Oil-producing states received additional N49.003 billion as 13 per cent derivation fund.

Total VAT revenue collected in November was N196.175 billion as against N166.284 billion in October, showing an increase of N29.891 billion.

From the VAT revenue, the Federal Government got N27.402 billion, while states and local councils received N91.339 billion, and N63.937 billion, respectively.

The Federal Inland Revenue Service, the Nigerian Customs Service and the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission got N7.847 billion as cost of revenue collection while the North East Development Commission project received N5.650 billion.

Oshundun stated that statutory revenue of N643.481 billion distributed in November was higher than the N407.864 billion received in October by N235.617 billion, from which the Federal Government got N231.863 billon.

He explained that states got N117.604 billion; local councils got N90.668 billion, derivation (13 per cent mineral revenue) got N48.540 billion, cost of collection N23.110 billion, while transfers and refunds were N131.258 billion.

He added that VAT, Petroleum Profit Tax, oil and gas royalties, and Companies Income Tax increased remarkably in November, while Import and Excise Duties increased marginally.

Aggregating the revenue collected, Oshundun stated that distributable statutory revenue of N488.674 billion, VAT of N182.678 billion, exchange gain of N4.156 billion and excess bank charges recovery of N0.438 billion, brought total distributable revenue to N675.946 billion.

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