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FAAC allocation to FG, States and LGAs increased by 23.56% in 2023- NEITI



The Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) allocation to the federal government, 36states and 774 LGAs increased by 23.56% to N10.14 trillion in 2023 according to a NEITI report presented by its Executive Secretary, Dr. Ogbonnaya Orji.  

The Executive Secretary stated that the FAAC Quarterly Review aims to improve the public’s understanding of the Federation Account’s allocation and disbursement processes as documented by the government.

The purpose of this report is to enhance knowledge and awareness, fostering public accountability in managing public finances. 

He further detailed the revenue distribution, noting that the federal government received N3.99 trillion, which is 39.37% of the total share. The 36 states received N3.585 trillion, making up 35.34%, and the 774 local government areas received N2.56 trillion, or 25.28% of the total allocation.

The administrative head of NEITI disclosed that the 2023 FAAC allocations analysis showed a cumulative increase of N1.934 trillion received by the federal, state, and local governments compared to 2022.

In the first quarter of 2023, there was a rise of N579.71 billion 33.19% over the same period in 2022. The subsequent quarters also saw increases of 10.32%, 27.49%, and 23.42%, respectively.

Orji also mentioned that among the states, Delta State received the highest allocation, amounting to N402.26 billion (gross), with Rivers State following closely at N398.53 billion. He noted that these figures include the states’ earnings from oil and gas derivation revenue.