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Lagos has been listed as the Nigerian State with the highest internally generated revenue in 2013 with about 384.2-billion-naira up from 219.2-billion-naira in 2012.

The National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday released a snapshot of the internally generated revenue of 14 states for the 2013 fiscal period, which indicated a total of N590.5bn.

The bureau, in the report, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent in Abuja, said that Lagos State recorded the highest IGR of N384.25bn.

This, according to the report, represents about 65.07 per cent of the total generated by the 14 states.

The 2013 revenue figure for Lagos State was N165bn higher than the N219.2bn, which the state generated in 2012.

The report stated that while the figures for the other states were still being expected, Rivers State, with a total IGR of N87.91bn, followed Lagos on the revenue chart.

The figure for Rivers State, according to the report, represents an increase of N21.64bn over the N66.27bn generated in 2012.

Others are Akwa Ibom, with N15.39bn; Anambra, N8.73bn; Bayelsa, N10.5bn; Edo, N18.9bn; Enugu, N20.20bn; Katsina, N6.85bn; and Kogi, N5.02bn.
The rest are Kwara, N13.83bn; Niger, N4.1bn; Plateau, N8.48bn; Taraba, N3.34bn; and Zamfara, N3.04bn.


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