States got N1.73trn in 2017 –NBS

States got N1.73trn in 2017 –NBS

The fiscal allocation to the 36 states by the Federal Account Allocation Committee (FACC) stood at N1,73 trillion in 2017.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) the total revenue available to the states in the year is put at N2.67 trillion.

Meanwhile, the NBS stated that the full year 2017 state IGR figure was N931.23 billion compared to N831.19 billion recorded in year 2016.

This, the bureau stated indicated a growth of 12.03 per cent year- on- year.

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The report stated that at the end of second half of 2017, total revenue generated by states was put at N432.65billion as against N409.09 billion in first half of the year.

NBS stated that 31 states recorded growth in IGR while five states which included (Akwa Ibom , Anambra , Bauchi, Osun and Taraba) recorded a decline at the end of 2017 Fiscal Year.

However, the bureau stated that the value of foreign debt stood at 19.9 billion dollars while domestic debt was N3.35 trillion at the end of the year respectively.(NAN)

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