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FG, states need N700 billion monthly for salaries, debt servicing
  • Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015






Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said that a minimum amount of N700 billion must be generated and shared by the Federation Account Allocation Committee monthly to the three tiers of government to enable them to meet up with obligations of salaries payment, statutory transfers and debt servicing.

Osinbajo said this in Abuja at the opening session of a two-day national workshop on alternative sources of revenue generation for sustainable development in states and local councils in Nigeria. The vice president, who was represented at the event by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, said the huge funds required to run the programmes of government had made it imperative to find alternative sources of revenue.

He said over the years, the country's over-reliance on statutory transfers from the Federation Account had resulted in the unsustainable culture where states were coming to Abuja every month to collect their share of revenue.

Photo Caption: Minister of Finance Mrs Kemi Adeosun

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