29 States generated 317 billion naira in 6 months-National Bureau of Statistics

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said yesterday that N317.79 billion was generated by 29 states of the federation as Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) from January to June 2016.

Lagos State recorded the highest IGR figure of N150.59 billion within the first half of the year under review while Ogun State was second with N28.15 billion. Nasarawa State generated the lowest revenue with N1.05 billion.

However, seven states including Abia, Anambra, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Oyo, Rivers and Sokoto are yet to report their half year 2016 IGR, according to the half year 2016 estimates released by the statistical agency.

Benue State IGR stood at N8.89 billion in 2016 and decreased from N11.13 billion in 2011 to N7.63 billion in 2015.

The states’ MDAs generated N2.89 billion revenue in the half year.

Kogi State IGR increased fromN2.84 billion in 2011 to N7.78 billion in 2016 while Kwara State increased its share from N8.82 billion in 2011 to N13.84billion in

2013 and N16.46 billion in 2016.

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Nasarawa State IGR decreased from N4.13 billion in 2012 to N4.08 billion in 2014 and later increased to N4.28 billion in 2015 and N2.09 billion in the first half of last year.

Furthermore, Niger State increased its IGR from N3.79 billion in 2011 to N5.98 billion in 2015 and N5.76 billion in 2016 while Plateau State increased its revenues from N4.52 billion in 2011 to N9.09 billion in 2016.

Adamawa State IGR increased from N41.12 billion in 2011 to N7.59 billion in the period under review while that of Borno State increased from N2.28 billion in 2011 to N3.53 billion in 2015 but dropped to N2.52 billion in 2016.

Kano State IGR increased from N6.62 billion in 2011 to N17.14 billion in 2013, rising to N34.46 billion in the period under review while Anambra State increased its revenues from N6.14 billion in 2011 to N14.79 billion in 2016.

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