Lagos IGR More than 26 States Combined – NBS
Lagos State has retained its place as Nigeria ’ s economic capital , generating N398 . 7 bn in 2019 alone which is equivalent to internally generated revenues by 26 states of the federation.
The N398 . 7 bn IGR of Lagos State is more than those of Taraba , Gombe , Kebbi , Ebonyi , Borno , Yobe , Katsina , Ekiti , Adamawa , Nasarawa , Bauchi , Niger, Jigawa , Abia , Zamfara , Imo , Bayelsa , Kogi, Plateau , Benue , Osun , Sokoto , Cross River , Anambra , Oyo and Edo which had a total of N375 . 2 bn.
According to a report by the National Bureau of Statistics , the state with the second highest IGR remained Rivers which generated N140 . 3 bn. The Federal Capital Territory, which was classified as a state in the report , came third with N74 . 5 bn while Ogun came fourth with N 70 . 9 bn.
The states with the lowest revenues are Taraba , Gombe and Kebbi , which generated N6 . 5 bn, N 6 . 8 bn and N 7 . 3 bn respectively.
The combined revenue generated internally by the 36 states and the FCT in 2019 was N1 . 33 tn, according to the report.
These details were disclosed on Friday by the NBS in its ‘ Internally Generated Revenue at State Level Report for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 . ’
Part of the report stated, “ The 36 states and the FCT IGR figure hit N1 . 33 tn in 2019 , compared to N1 . 17 tn recorded in 2018 . This indicates a positive growth of 20 . 92 per cent year on year.
“ Similarly, in the Q 4 2019 , the states and the FCT IGR figure hit N346 . 20 bn, compared to N294 . 11 bn recorded in Q 3 2019 . This indicates a positive growth of 17 . 71 per cent quarter on quarter. ”
According to the NBS , Delta had N64 . 67 ; while Kaduna had N44 . 95.
It added that Kano had N40 . 59 ; Akwa Ibom had N32 . 29 bn; Enugu had N31 . 06 bn; Kwara had N30 . 64 bn; Ondo had N30 . 13 bn; Edo had N29 . 47 bn and Oyo had N 26 . 74 bn.
The report showed that Anambra had N26 . 36 bn; Cross River , N22 . 59 bn; Sokoto , N19 bn; Osun , N17 . 02 bn; Benue , N17 . 85 bn; and Plateau , N16 . 48 bn.
The NBS stated that Kogi had N16 . 38 bn; Bayelsa , N16 . 34 bn; Imo , N16 . 09 bn; Zamfara , N15 . 41 bn; Abia , N14 . 76 bn; Jigawa , N12 . 92 bn, and Niger, N 12 . 76 bn.
Bauchi had N 11 . 69 bn; Nasarawa , N10 . 85 bn; Adamawa , N 9 . 7 bn; Ekiti , N8 . 54 bn; Katsina , N8 . 49 bn ; Yobe , N8 . 44 bn, and Borno, N 8 . 17 bn.
Ebonyi had N7 . 45 bn while Kebbi had N7 . 36 bn, according to the report .