August 10, 2022

Reporters’ Diary

Factual Reportage

Agencies remit N1.5trn into Federation Account in Q1

The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) said revenue generating agencies remitted more than N1.5 trillion into the Federation Account in the first quarter of 2021.

The Chairman of RMAFC Mr Elias Mbam, confirmed this when he received Revenue Performance Report from the Post-Mortem Sub-Committee of the Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).

Public Relations Officer of RMAFC, Mr Nwachukwu Christian,  said the report showed that Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) made the highest remittance of more than N759 billion.

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) surpassed its target for the quarter with more than N891 million.

The chairman further said that more than N496 billion was also remitted into the Federation Account as value added tax (VAT) for the first quarter of 2021.

This, according to him, surpassed the targeted tax revenue representing 108.01 per cent for the period under review.

Mbam also said that the commission in collaboration with the Post-Mortem Sub Committee of FAAC, received outstanding arrears payment of N260 billion.

This is in addition to more than N845 billion that the Sub- Committee recovered in the 2020.

The chairman stressed the commitment of the commission in its effort to increase revenue generation and equitable distribution of the accrued revenues to the three tiers of government.