Kwara State has received a net total sum of N3,255,019,095:98 (three billion, two hundred and fifty five million, nine thousand, ninety five naira and ninety eight kobo) for the month of February, a statement said at the weekend.
The tally includes N2,286,737,054:07 (net) statutory revenue allocation (SRA); N958,364,447:96 value added tax (VAT); N5,783,677:33 (exchange gain); and N4,133,916:62 excess bank charges — totalling N3,255,019,095:98, according to the statement by Finance and Planning Commissioner Oyeyemi Olasumbo Florence.
The N3.2bn excludes the N610,762,826:72 deductions by the Federal government for various loans inherited by the administration.
For the month, the state government spent N2,368,021,322.69 on salary, pension and gratuities; and N302,926, 219.91 on running costs across the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) — totalling N2,670,947,542.6.
The statement also put the total February allocation for the entire local government areas of Kwara at N2,461,583,280:22 (two billion, four hundred and sixty one, five hundred and eighty three thousand, two hundred and eighty naira, twenty two kobo).
The breakdowns are N1,911,097,577:32 (SRA); N543,944,377:44 (VAT); N3,814,727:24 (Exchange Gain); and N2,726,598:22 (Excess Bank Charges), according to the state.
While the entire local government areas got a total net allocation of N2,461,583,280:22, they spent N2,610,550,422.13 on salaries and other workers’ obligations for the month, with the shortfall of N148,967,141.91 (or 6.05%) sourced from their entire IGR (N94,544,870.07) and another N54,422,271.84 from their reserve.