A total of N429.127 billion has been distributed  as Federal Allocation for the month of February, 2016 to  Federal Government, State Governments and Local Government Councils.

The  communiqué issued by the Technical sub-Committee of Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) at the end of the meeting held today in Abuja, indicated that the gross statutory revenue received for the month is  N290.163 billion, which  is lower  than  the N324.990 billion  received in the previous month. 

The shared amount comprised the Month’s Statutory distributable revenue of N258.692 billion, Value Added Tax of N69.207 billion, Exchange gain of N40.329 billion and  Excess PPT Account of N60.899 billion.

There  was also a N6.330 billion refund to the Federal Government by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Accordingly, from Net Statutory revenue, Federal Government received  N117.581 billion representing (52.68%); States received N59.639 billion (26.72%); Local Government Councils received N45.979 billion representing (20.60%); while the Oil Producing States received N23.191  billion as 13% derivation revenue.

Furthermore, from the Revenue available from the Value Added Tax (VAT), Federal Government received N9.966 (15%); States received N33.220 billion (50%) while the Local Government Councils received N23.254  (35%). 

The Communique further revealed  that there was a revenue increase  of $4.06  million in Federation export sales due to a rise  in the Crude oil export  volume by 0.30  million barrels.

There was however,  a decrease in the average price of Crude oil from  $49.57 to $44.74 per barrel during the period under review. Production diminished during the period due largely to leakages in the pipelines arising from sabotage. Also the force Majeure declared at Forcados and Brass Terminals lingered.

Significant decreases in revenue  were noted from PPT, CIT Import and export duties and oil royalty. Consequently the total revenue distributable for February including VAT is N429.127 billion.



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