Infographic: State By State FAAC And IGR For 2017

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS in its latest report published last month has revealed the IGR and FAAC statistics by state for the 2017 fiscal year. IGR statistics shows how states across Nigeria are performing in terms of revenue generated. While the FAAC shows the total amount of money received from the federation account.

 

From the report, Lagos, Rivers, Ogun, Delta and Kano states, generated the highest revenue in Nigeria in 2017. Lagos generated a total revenue of N333,967,978,880.44 followed by Rivers and Ogun with N89,484,983,409.10 and N74,835,979,000.51 respectively.

Comparatively, Lagos and Ogun are the only states that has  IGR over FAAC. Other states depend solely on the federal allocation over IGR.

Total IGR (2017)Total FAAC (2017)

Akwa Ibom,  Rivers, Delta and Lagos state received the highest allocation from the federal government with N143,614,945,782.83, N119,632,192,162.38, N111,203,709,891.98, N89,694,754,919.47 respectively.

Total IGR for the 2017 fiscal year amounted to N931.23bn, which was N100.04bn higher compared to the N831.19bn generated in 2016. This indicates a growth of 12.03% from the previous year.

In all, 31 states recorded growth in IGR in the year under review, while five 5 states (Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Osun and Taraba) recorded a decline at the end of 2017 Fiscal Year.

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Low Voters Turnout in Anambra: the reasons and implications

The Anambra state gubernatorial elections have come and gone. However, the low turnout of voters remains a cause for concern.

As reported by the Independent Electoral Commission’s returning officer for Anambra, Zana Akpagu, “a total of 2,064,134 registered as eligible voters out of which only 448,771 actually cast their votes”. Statistically, only 22% of registered eligible voters ended up casting their votes.

One can only attribute this low turn out to the rising incidence of political and voter apathy which had characterized previous elections in Nigeria as well as the distrust of electorates against politicians.

Furthermore, the socioeconomic and education level can also be linked to an electorate’s propensity to vote. The issue of religious and ethnic bias, as well as perceived electoral violence, also has its role in the decision to vote. Other causes can also come from alleged intimidation from security agents, stress encountered from the malfunctioning of card readers, non-flexibility of the entire electoral system and security threats issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The grave consequences and impact of the aforementioned causes on our democracy cannot be overemphasized. It threatens democracy and weakens the foundations and core principles of electoral processes. Unfortunately, the docility of Nigerian electorates towards political participation is being capitalized on by politicians to manipulate elections to the detriment of the citizens who are so ignorant of the power of their votes.

In other to avert this growing trend of voter apathy, there is a need for an effective voter education to be fused into the existing academic curriculum. Also, Civil Society Organizations and religious institutions need to embark on a large-scale citizen enlightenment campaign before the 2019 General elections.

Flexibility in electoral processes will no doubt improve turn out of electorates. This must reflect on initiating technology and eliminating the common cases of card reader malfunction. Policies that improve flexibility in the area of registration timing, location and procedures should also be adjusted.

Conclusively, issues regarding loss of voter’s card and change of location should be addressed as electorates should be able to vote wherever they find themselves so long they have their profiles on INEC’s database.

 

FOJEN FOUNDATION’S CORPORATE YOUTH INITIATIVE

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The Student Union Government of The Federal College of Fisheries and marine Technology in Partnership with Fojen Foundation Presents THE CORPORATE YOUTH INITIATIVE.

Fojen Foundation is a youth empowerment programme designed to focus on preparing final year undergraduates for the corporate environment[Labor Market] through ENLIGHTENMENT and SKILL DEVELOPMENT.

BENEFITS

  • Understanding corporate systems, Management and Ethnics.
  • 6 months internship programs (offered to the best students graded from our online test).
  • Certificate of Attendance.
  • Free self development literature materials[offered to the best interactive students]

DATE: 21st-22nd july 2016
(21st- intensive training, 22nd-Questions/Answers/Career Counseling Sessions)
VENUE: Student Hall
TIME: 10am
BREAK: 45 mins

For more details visit the social media sites:

www.fojenfoundation.com

www.fojenpotential.com

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KNOW THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

This is the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development to replace the MDGs.

Remember the MDGs enacted back in year 2000? Were we even able to achieve all 8 goals?

In September 25th 2015, New York hosted 193 countries in adopting and endorsing some set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new Sustainable Development Agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.

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