From Isaac Anumihe, Abuja

Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed has given details of how the Federal Government expended the 2021 Budget, saying that out of N13.57 trillion pro rata budget, it has spent N12.56 trillion (or 94.1 per cent). This performance, she said, is inclusive of expenditure estimates of the government-owned enterprises (GOEs) but exclusive of project-tied loans.

This was disclosed during the public presentation of the approved 2022 Budget, in Abuja.

While N4.20 trillion was for debt service, N3.02 trillion was spent on personnel cost, including pensions.

“As at November 2021, N3.40 trillion had been expended for capital. Of this, N2.98 trillion represents 83 per cent of the provision for Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs’) capital” she explained.

Similarly, N369.9 billion went to
multi-lateral / bilateral project-tied loans, and N49.52 billion as GOEs capital expenditures.

Meanwhile, as at November 2021, the Federal Government’s aggregate revenue was N5.51 trillion, 74 per cent of target.

“Federal Government share of oil revenues was N970.3 billion (representing 53 per cent performance of the
prorated sum in the 2021 budget).

“Federal Government share of non-oil tax revenues totalled N1.62 trillion (118.8 per cent over and above the target).

“Companies Income Tax (CIT) and Value Added Tax (VAT) collections were N718.58 billion and N360.56 billion, representing 115 per cent and 165 per cent respectively of the prorata targets for the period.

“Customs collections was N542.11 billion (104 per cent of the target).

Other revenues amounted to N2.80 trillion of which Federal Government Independent revenues was N1.10 trillion and GOEs’ retained revenues was N1.20 trillion” she said.

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