TOP TEN STATES BY IGR IN BILLIONS OF NAIRA
1-Lagos — N276.1
2-Rivers — N89.1
3-Delta — N42.8
4-Enugu — N19.2
5-Ogun — N17.4
6-Oyo — N16.3
7-Akwa Ibom — N15.9
8-Kaduna — N12.7
9-Bayelsa — N10.9
10-Anambra — N10.4
Lagos, 22 others collected N586.6bn IGR in 2014 – NBS
The National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday released a snapshot of the Internally Generated Revenue profile of 23 states of the federation for the year 2014. The bureau stated in the report, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent in Abuja, that Lagos State recorded the highest IGR of N276.1bn in the period under review.The N276.1bn generated by Lagos last year was N108.1bn or 28.1 per cent lower than the N384.2bn, which the state earned as IGR in the 2013 fiscal period.Further analysis revealed that the amount that Lagos earned in 2014 was also 47 per cent of what all the other 22 states collected as IGR in the same period.
The report stated that while the figures for the other 13 states were still being expected, Rivers State, with a total IGR of N89.1bn, followed on the revenue chart.The N89.1bn earned by Rivers State represented an increase of N1.19bn when compared to the N87.91bn for 2013.
Others are Akwa Ibom, with N15.6bn; Anambra, N10.4bn; Bayelsa, N10.9bn; Enugu, N19.2bn; Katsina, N6.2bn; Kogi, N6.5bn; Ekiti, N3.4bn; Osun, N8.5bn; Oyo, N16.3bn; and Imo, N8.1bn.
The rest are Niger, N5.7bn; Plateau, N8.2bn; Zamfara, N3.1bn; Delta, N42.8bn; Benue, N8.2bn; Bauchi, N4.8bn; Kaduna, N12.7bn; Katsina, N6.2bn; Kebbi, N3.8bn; Nasarawa, N4.05bn; Ogun, N17.4bn; Sokoto, N5.6bn and Zamfara, N3.1bn.
The report listed the 13 states that had yet to provide details of their IGR for 2014 as Abia, Adamawa, Borno, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Gombe, Jigawa, Kano, Kwara, Ondo, Taraba and Yobe.