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FAAC shares N671.910 bn October 2021 revenue to FG, States and LGs

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The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared a total of N671.910 billion October 2021 federation account revenue to the Federal, States and Local Governments Councils.

This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the Federation Account Allocation
Committee (FAAC) meeting for November, 2021 held in Lagos State.

The N671.910 billion total distributable revenue comprised Distributable Statutory Revenue of N363.849 billion, Distributable Value Added Tax (VAT) revenue of N154.844 billion, Exchange Gain of N3.217 billion and N150 billion augmentation from the Non-Mineral Revenue.

In October 2021, the sum of N24.591 billion was the total deduction for cost of collection and N30.864 billion was total deduction for statutory transfers, savings and refunds. The balance in the Excess Crude Account (ECA) was $60.860 million.

The communiqué confirmed that from the total Distributable Revenue of N671.910 billion, the Federal Government received N284.292 billion, the State Governments received N209.838 billion, and the Local Government Councils received N156.282 billion. The sum of N21.498 billion was shared to the relevant States as 13% derivation revenue.

The distributable Statutory Revenue of N363.849 billion was available for the month. From this amount, the Federal Government received N180.551 billion, the State Governments received N91.578 billion and the Local Government Councils received N70.603 billion. The sum of N21.118 billion was shared to the relevant States as 13% derivation revenue.

In October 2021, the gross revenue available from the Value Added Tax (VAT) was N166.284 billion. This was lower than the N170.850 billion available in the month of September 2021 by N4.566 billion.

The sum of N4.789 billion Allocation to NEDC and N6.651 billion cost of revenue collection were deducted from the N166.284 billion gross Value Added Tax (VAT) revenue, resulting in the distributable Value Added Tax (VAT) revenue of N154.844 billion.

From the N154.844 billion distributable Value Added Tax (VAT) revenue, the Federal Government received N23.227 billion, the State Governments received N77.422 billion and the Local Government Councils received N54.195 billion.

The Federal Government received N1.495 billion from the total Exchange Gain revenue of N3.217 billion. The State Governments received N0.758 billion, the Local Government Councils received N0.584 billion and N0.380 billion was shared to the relevant States as 13% derivation revenue.

The Federal Government received N79.020 billion, the State Governments received N40.080 billion and the Local Government Councils received N30.900 billion from the N150 billion augmentation from the Non-Oil Mineral Revenue.

According to the communiqué, in the month of October 2021, Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT), Oil and Gas Royalties and Companies Income Tax (CIT) decreased considerably. There was a slight decline in Value Added Tax (VAT) while Import Duty and Excise Duty increased marginally.

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President Buhari transmits Business Facilitation bill to N’Assembly

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The Senate has received the Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2022, forwarded to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari, for consideration and passage.

The bill was accompanied by a letter dated 17th June, 2022.

The letter, addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, was read during plenary on Tuesday.

President Buhari, in the letter, explained that the expeditious consideration and passage of the bill would promote the ease of doing business in Nigeria.

It reads, “Pursuant to Sections 58(2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), I forward herewith the Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provision) Bill 2022 for the kind consideration of the Senate.

“Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provision) Bill 2022 seeks to promote the war of doing business in Nigeria by amending relevant legislation.

“While hoping that this submission will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the Senate, please accept, Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”

 

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N5 trillion urgently needed to cushion effects double digits increase on ordinary Nigerians – World Bank

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The World Bank has warned that Nigeria could lose about N5trillion in 2022 from gasoline subsidies.

The bank also said that N5 trillion is urgently needed to cushion ordinary Nigerians from the crushing effect of double-digit increases in the cost of basic commodities.

The World Bank said in it Nigeria Development Update (NDU) released on Tuesday in Abuja.

The report said: “When we launched our previous Nigeria Development Update in November 2021, we estimated that Nigeria could stand to lose more than N3 trillion in revenues in 2022 because the proceeds from crude oil sales, instead of going to the federation account, would be used to cover the rising cost of gasoline subsidies that mostly benefit the rich”.

World Bank Country Director for Nigeria Shubham Chaudhuri, however noted: “Sadly, that projection turned out to be optimistic. With oil prices going up significantly, and with it, the price of imported gasoline, we now estimate that the foregone revenues as a result of gasoline subsidies will be closer to 5 trillion Naira in 2022.

“N5 trillion is urgently needed to cushion ordinary Nigerians from the crushing effect of double-digit increases in the cost of basic commodities, to invest in Nigeria’s children and youth, and in the infrastructure needed for private businesses small and large to flourish, grow and create jobs.”

The report noted: “Nigeria is in a paradoxical situation: growth prospects have improved compared to six months ago but inflationary and fiscal pressures have increased considerably, leaving the economy much more vulnerable”.

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Nigeria’s banking sector now immune to economic shock – NDIC

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Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has said that the banking sector is now immunized to withstand shocks that may impact the economy and the financial system.

Mr Bello Hassan, Managing Director of NDIC said this at a retreat for members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions with the NDIC, in Lagos.

Any change in fundamental macroeconomic variables or relationships that has a significant impact on macroeconomic outcomes and measures of economic performance, such as unemployment, consumption, and inflation, is referred to as an economic shock.

Mustapha Ibrahim, Executive Director (Operations), who represented the NDIC boss, said Nigerian banking industry was currently resilient to most of these difficulties, particularly external shocks over which the Corporation had no control.

He said: “We have tried to immunise the system to withstand shocks that may be impacting on the economy and the financial system”.

Hassan, further said that effective risk-based management remained critical to a safe and sound financial system.

“The NDIC and the Central Bank of Nigeria have a very robust supervisory framework under the risk-based supervisory format the risk-based approach is actually proactive. For the most part, we try to anticipate all these risks – Macro, micro, domestically and globally – to address them continuously.

“So, it is so dynamic that we also are constantly on a real-time basis, monitoring the industry continuously and fine-tuning our supervisory tools, both onsite and offsite, to mitigate some of the challenges the banks may be facing,” he said.

On his part, Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, said the retreat demonstrated progress in creating lasting and workable relationships in the national interest.

Sani, who was represented by Senator Olubunmi Adetunbi, was optimistic that the outcome will aid in the strengthening of the financial and banking sectors, particularly the corporation’s supervisory and regulatory role.

“The National Assembly and NDIC are key institutions critical to the growth and development of the Nigerian economy. While we provide the legal and institutional frameworks, NDIC carries out its regulatory or supervisory responsibilities in order to safeguard the banking sector.

“Engagement of this nature gives us the platform to deeply look into our activities and responsibilities and also examine how far we have gone in carrying out our mandate as required. It helps in injecting fresh ideas into our operations which will materialise into an improved, effective and efficient service delivery to Nigerians,” he said.

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