From Martin Paul in Abuja
The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has disbursed a total of N679.699 billion as allocation for the month of May, 2019 among the federal, states and local government councils in the country.
A communiqué issued by the Technical sub -Committee of FAAC at the joint session held at the African House of the Kano State Government House, Kano after the 3rd Treasury Workshop was made available by the Deputy Director, Press & Public Relations, Mr Henshaw Ogubike.
The communiqué indicated that the gross statutory revenue received is N571.731 billion higher than the N518.916 billion received the previous month by N52.815 billion.
This was contained in a communiqué issued by the Deputy Director, Press & Public Relations, Mr Henshaw Ogubike and made available to newsmen in Abuja.
According to the communiqué, revenues from Oil Royalty and Companies Income Tax (CIT) improved tremendously while Petroleum Profits Tax (PPT) decreased significantly. Import Duty and Value Added Tax (VAT), only recorded marginal increases.
The distributable Statutory Revenue for the month is N571.731 the total revenue distributable for the current month (including VAT and Exchange Gain Difference) is N679.699 billion.
From the Net Statutory Revenue, Federal Government received N284.163 billion representing 52.68 per cent; States received N187.605 billion representing 26.72 per cent; Local Government Councils received N140.997 billion representing 20.60per cent; while the Oil Producing States received N40.436 billion also representing 13 per cent derivation revenue.
The Cost of Collection, Transfer and FIRS Refund comes up to N26.498 billion, while the balance on Excess Crude Account is $63 Million.
Furthermore, the gross Revenue available from the Value Added Tax (VAT), was N106.826 Billion as against N96.485 billion distributed in the preceding month, resulting in an increase of N10.341 billion.
The breakdown of the distribution has the Federal Government receiving N15.383 billion representing 15 per cent ; the States received N51.277 billion representing 50 percent while the Local Government Councils received N35.894 billion also representing 35 per cent.