How we spent  2021 Budget –Minister

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From Isaac Anumihe, Abuja

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

She disclosed this during the public  presentation of the approved 2022 Budget, in Abuja.

According to her, 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.

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

“ The 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 the Federal Government Independent revenues was N1.10 trillion  and GOEs’ retained revenues was N1.20 trillion” she said.

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