Internally generated revenue across states in Nigeria in 2017
A total of N931 billion was generated internally across states in Nigeria in 2017. A close look at the figures show that Lagos IGR which was N334billion in 2017 is over 35% of all the IGR across the state in 2017. Yobe State generated the least internal revenue in 2017. Yobe State IGR was 3.6billion in 2017.
Lagos, Rivers, Ogun, Delta, Kano, Kaduna, Edo, Oyo, Enugu and Kwara are the 10 states with the highest Internally Generated Revenue in 2017.
While Katsina, Zamfara, Taraba, Gombe, Ebonyi, Borno, Ekiti, Kebbi, Bauchi and Yobe states generated the lowest IGR in 2017.
Comparing the 19 northern states to the 17 states in the south, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics revealed that 79% of the N931billion Internally generated by states was from the southern states while only 21% were internally generated by states in the north.
A look at the region revealed that states in the south west generated close to half of the total state IGR in 2017 while the north east generated only 3% of the total state IGR in 2017.
The 36 states in Nigeria generated N100billion more revenue in 2017 compared to 2016 IGR which was N831billion.
Lagos also stood atop the growth table with a figure of over 30% Of the N100billion growth in state IGR in 2017.
Ogun, Kogi, Pleateu, Kebbi, Zamfara, Imo, Niger, Katsina, Adamawa and Yobe had the least growth in 2017 Internally Generated Revenue across states in 2017. While the states below not only did not increase their IGR in 2017, they had negative growth in their IGR
Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi,Osun and Taraba states had negative growth in their Internally Generated Revenue in 2017 when compared to 2016 IGR.