One week after the Federal Government announced that it received more than N300 billion naria from the second tranche of the Paris Club refund, another N652.229 billion naria is to be shared among the three tiers of government as federal allocation for the month of June 2017.
The communiqué issued by the sub-committee of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee, FAAC, of the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, at the end of the meeting held on Tuesday in Abuja, indicated that the gross statutory revenue received for the month is N570.584 billion and is higher than the N317.562 billion received in the previous month by N253.022 billion.
The shared amount comprised the month’s statutory distributable revenue of N570.584 billion and the Value Added Tax of N81.645 billion.
Accordingly, from Net Statutory Allocation, the federal government received N274.893 billion representing (52.68 per cent); states received N139.429 billion (26.72 per cent); local government councils received N107.494 billion representing (20.60 per cent); while the oil producing states received N29.894 billion as 13 per cent derivation revenue.
Furthermore, from the revenue available from the Value Added Tax (VAT), federal government received N11.757 billion (15 per cent); states received N39.190 billion (50 per cent) while the local government councils received N27.433 (35 per cent).
The communique further explained that there was a decrease in the average price of crude oil from $55.18 to $50.27 per barrel and a significant decrease in export volume by 3.20 million resulted in decreased revenue from export sales revenue by about $183.68 million.
There was also shut-in and shut-down of pipelines due to the activities of vandals as well as for maintenance which impacted negatively on production.
Furthermore, the Force Majeure declared at the Forcados terminal since February 2016 was still in place. Significant increases were also recorded in Companies Income Tax being the peak period for its collection.
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