FAAC Shares N647bn to FG, States, LGC in March 2018
The Federation Accounts and Allocation Committee meeting which was declared inconclusive yesterday, was today concluded and revenue figures presented by the AGF was adopted and shared among the three tiers of Government.
The acceptance of the figures by the members of FAAC followed consultations made by the Minister of Finance, Accountant-General of the Federation with some States’ Governors and representatives of States’ Commissioners of Finance.
Accordingly, a total  sum of  N647.390 billion  was  shared as FAAC allocation among the Federal, States and Local Government Councils  as revenue for  the month of February  2018.
The  communiqué issued by the Sub-Committee of Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC), Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, indicated that the gross statutory revenue received for the month is N557.943 billion and  is higher than N538.908 billion  received in the previous month by N19.035 billion. The shared amount comprise  the Month’s Statutory distributable revenue of N557.943 billion and the  Value Added Tax of N89.447billion making up the sum of  N647.390 billion.
Accordingly, from Net Statutory Allocation, the Federal Government received  N257.927 billion representing (52.68%); States received N130.824 billion (26.72%); Local Government Councils received N100.860 billion representing (20.60%); while the Oil Producing States received N57.357 billion as 13% derivation revenue. Meanwhile, FIRS, Nigeria Custom Service and DPR received the sum of N14.554 billion as their cost of collection and FIRS refund.
Furthermore, from the Revenue available from the Net Value Added Tax (VAT), Federal Government received N12.880 billion (15%); States received N42.935 billion (50%) while the Local Government Councils received N30.054  billion  (35%).
The Communique further explained that there was an increase in the average price of crude oil from $57.71 to $63.08 per barrel and an increase in  export sales of 2.8 million barrels which resulted in increased revenue from Export sales of $194.39 billion .It further stated that other issues which negatively  affected the Crude oil production and resulted to shut-ins and shut-downs are pipelines maintenance  and repairs.  Furthermore, significant increases were recorded in  Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT) while revenues from Import Duty, Companies Income Tax(CIT) and Value Added Tax  (VAT) decreased considerably in  the month under review.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun has scheduled a meeting with the Group General Manager of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation  (NNPC) to reconcile and resolve the gray areas.
Oise D. Johnson
Head, Press and Public Relations  (OAGF)

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