Adebayo Obajemu

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has disclosed that it shared to the three tiers of government a total sum of N619.343 billion as federation allocation for the month of December, 2020.

This amount included cost of collection to Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

The Federal Government received N218.297 billion, the States N178.280 billion, the Local Government councils got N131.792 billion while the oil producing states received N31.827 billion as derivation (13% of Mineral Revenue) and Cost of Collection/Transfer and Refunds got N59.147billion.

The communique issued by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) at the end of the virtual meeting, indicated that the Gross Revenue available from the Value Added Tax (VAT) for December, 2020 was N171.358 billion as against N158.785 billion distributed in the preceding month of November, 2020, resulting in an increase of N14.572 billion.

The distribution is as follows; Federal Government got N23.904 billion, the States received N79.682 billion, Local Government Councils got N55.777 billion, while Cost of Collection – FIRS and NCS got N6.854 billion and Allocation to North East Development Commission (NEDC) projects received N5.141 billion.

The communique stated that Companies Income Tax (CIT), and Oil and Gas Royalty increased significantly, while Value Added Tax (VAT) recorded some considerable increase. Import and Excise Duties decreased marginally, while Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT) declined substantially.

The communique however disclosed that total revenue distributable for the current month was augmented with the sum of N6.897 billion and N3.482 billion drawn from Forex Equalisation Account and Exchange Gain Difference respectively.

The balance in the Excess Crude Account as at 20th January, 2021 stands at $72.411 million