2022 Budget: FG has released N4.7trn to finance expenditure so far – Zainab Ahmed


The Federal Government has so far released the sum of 4. 7 trillion naira to finance expenditure in the 2022 budget. This is according to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed.

The minister disclosed this on Thursday at a consultative forum on the 2023-2025 Medium Term Fiscal Framework in Abuja. The 17 trillion naira 2022 budget was signed into law on December 31 last year by President Muhammadu Buhari. The breakdown of the budget include 869 billion naira for statutory allocation, 3. 8 trillion naira for debt servicing, 6.9 trillion naira and 5. 4 trillion naira for recurrent and capital expenditure respectively.

Speaking at event, the minister further explained that out of the 4.7 trillion naira spending, the government released a total of 1. 9 trillion naira for debt service while personnel costs and pensions gulped the sum of 1. 2 trillion naira. She said the balance of N773.63bn was spent by the federal government on capital projects.

On revenue performance, the minister said that between January and April, the Federal Government generated the sum of 1. 6 trillion naira with 285 billion naira being contributions from oil revenues and 632 billion from the non-oil sector.


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