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FG Revenue Collection Falls By 38%, Deficit of N66.51bn Recorded

FG Revenue Collection Falls By 38%, Deficit of N66.51bn Recorded

The Federal Government’s collected revenue fell by 38.4 per cent in October, and it recorded a deficit of N66.51bn within same period. The Central Bank has revealed. In the report, the apex regulator stated, “Federally-collected revenue (gross) was estimated at N682.06bn in October 2018. This was below the monthly budget estimate and receipts in the preceding month by 38.4 per cent and 18.0 per cent, respectively. “Oil and non-oil receipts (gross), at N422.13bn and N259.93bn in the review period, constituted 61.9 per cent and 38.1 per cent of total revenue, respectively.

“Federal Government retained revenue and estimated expenditure for October 2018 were N280.96bn and N347.48bn, respectively, resulting in an estimated deficit of N66.51bn.” According to the report, the average exchange rate of the naira at the inter-bank, the BDC segment and the “investors” and “exporters” window were N306.47/$, N360.38/$ and N364.16/$, respectively, in October 2018. The gross external reserves was $40.61bn at end-October 2018, compared with $42.61bn at end-September 2018.

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