Federal, state and local governments share N621 billion for February

Channels Television  
Updated March 19, 2012

The Federal, state and the local government areas in Nigeria will share the sum of N621 billion for the month of February, 2012.

This was disclosed by the Minister of state for finance, Yerima Ngama after the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting in Abuja on Monday.

Mr Ngama said that the federal government got a total of N260 billion while the states and local government areas got a total of N131 billion and 111 billion respectively.

He said that the thirteen per cent mineral derivations accruing to oil producing states stood at over N60 billion for the month of February.

According to the Minister, the amount shared in February shows an increase of over N6 billion of the funds shared in January 2012.

There were fears that the three tiers of governments may not have enough money to share for the month of February because as at last week the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Federal Inland Revenue Service and the Nigerian Customs Service had not remitted revenues for the month of last month into the Federation Account.

This according to sources was the reason why the FAAC meeting did not hold last Friday.

Last year, the monthly FAAC meeting was postponed several times because of NNPC’s N450 billion indebtedness to the Federation Account. The corporation later agreed to pay the debt in instalments.

Last month, the Federal, states and local governments shared N614 billion for the month of January as against N616.93 shared in December, 2011.