The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) yesterday shared a total sum of N725.571 billion to the federal government, states and local government areas as federal allocation for March 2022.
FAAC said in a communiqué issued at the end of a virtual meeting of the FAAC for April 2022 that the N725.571 billion total distributable revenue comprised distributable statutory revenue of N521.169 billion and distributable value added tax revenue of N204.402 billion.
The total deductions for cost of collection amounted to N44.411 billion while the total deductions for statutory transfers, refunds and savings stood at N382.826 billion.
From the total distributable revenue of N725.571 billion, the federal government received N277.104 billion, the state government, N227.201 billion and local governments, N167.910 billion.
A total of N53.356 billion was shared to the relevant sates as 13 per cent derivation revenue.
In the month under review, gross statutory revenue of N933.304 billion was received which was higher than the N429.681 billion received in the previous month by N503.623 billion.
The sum of N35.631 billion which was cost of collection and N376.504 billion being amount for transfers, refunds and savings were deducted from the N933.304 billion gross statutory revenue, resulting in the distributable statutory revenue of N521.169 billion.
From the N521.169 billion distributable statutory revenue, the federal government received N246.444 billion, states got N125.000 billion and the local government councils received N96.369 billion.
The sum of N53.356 billion was shared to the relevant states as 13 per cent derivation revenue.
Also in the month of March, the gross revenue available from the VAT pool was N219.504 billion, which was higher than the N177.873 billion available in the preceding month by N41.631 billion.
The sum of N6.322 billion which was allocation to the North East Development Commission (NEDC) and N8.780 billion cost of collection were deducted from the N219.504 billion gross VAT revenue, resulting in the distributable VAT revenue of N204.402 billion.
From the N204.402 billion distributable VAT revenue, the federal government received N30.660 billion; state governments received N102.201 billion while the local government councils received N71.541 billion.
Also, petroleum profit tax, oil and gas royalties, import and excise duties, and company income tax and VAT recorded tremendous increase in March.
The balance in the Excess Crude Account (ECA) was $35.372 million as at April 27, 2002.