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Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by adenigga(m): 5:07am On Jan 13
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•N1.8tn released for capital projects

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja

The Federal Government spent a total of N6.46tn on debt servicing and workers in 2020, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, has said.

She also disclosed that the government released a total of N1.8tn for capital projects within the year. She noted that out of this, up to N118.37bn was released for COVID-19 capital expenditure.

Ahmed spoke virtually while presenting the 2021 Federal Government approved budget.

Providing updates on the 2020 budget implementation, the minister stated that as at year end 2020, the Federal Government’s retained revenue was N3.94tn, 73 per cent of target.

She said the Federal Government’s share of oil revenues was N1.52tn, representing 157 per cent performance, over and above the prorated sum in the revised 2020 budget, while non-oil tax revenues totaled N1.28tn, 79 per cent of revised target.

On the expenditure side, she said N9.97tn was appropriated, excluding GOEs and project-tied loans, while N10.08tn representing 101 per cent was spent.

Ahmed said, “Of the expenditure, N3.27tn was for debt service and N3.19tn for personnel cost, including pensions.

“As at year end 2020, N1.80tn had been released for capital expenditure, that is, about 89 per cent of the provision for capital.”

She said the Nigerian economy was becoming less dependent on oil, as contributions from the oil sector in funding the 2021 budget would be just 30 per cent.

Ahmed said the bulk of the funding sources for the 2021 budget, 70 per cent, would come from the non-oil sector.
Providing an overview of the revenue framework for 2021, the minister said the aggregate revenue available to fund the 2021 budget was projected at N7.99tn, 36.9 per cent higher than the 2020 projection of N5.84tn.

She noted that to promote fiscal transparency, accountability and comprehensiveness, the budgets of 60 government-owned enterprises were integrated in the Federal Government’s 2021 budget proposal.

Ahmed said, “In aggregate, 30 per cent of projected revenues is to come from oil-related sources, while 70 per cent is to be earned from non-oil sources.

“This, therefore, shows that the Nigerian economy is gradually becoming less dependent on oil. Overall, the size of the budget has been constrained by our relatively low revenues.”

Ahmed, however, pointed out that going by the contributions of the non-oil sector to the funding of national budgets, the economy was systematically moving away from heavy dependence on oil earnings.

She stated that overall budget deficit was N5.6tn for 2021, representing 3.39 per cent of Gross Domestic Product.

The minister explained that the budget deficit would be financed mainly by borrowings, as N2.34tn would be borrowed from domestic and foreign sources each, N709.69bn from multilateral and bilateral loan drawdowns, while privatisation proceeds would provide N205.15bn.

On the expenditure framework, she stated that the 2021 aggregate expenditure, inclusive of GOEs and project-tied loans, was projected to be N13.59tn, which was 25.7 per cent higher than the revised 2020 budget.

Ahmed said, “Recurrent (non-debt) spending, estimated to amount to N5.99tn, is 44.1 per cent of total expenditure, and 13.3 per cent higher than 2020 revised estimates (mainly reflecting increases in salaries and pensions).

“Aggregate capital expenditure of N4.37tn is 32.2 per cent of total expenditure; and 62.9 per cent higher than the 2020 revised budget (inclusive of capital component of statutory transfers, GOEs capital and project-tied loans expenditures).”

The minister stated that at N3.32tn, debt service was 24.5 per cent of total expenditure, and 12.6 per cent higher than 2020 revised budget.

She said the provision to retire maturing bonds to local contractors/suppliers of N200bn was 1.68 per cent of total expenditure

Crude oil price benchmark was retained at $40 per barrel in the 2021 budget, while crude oil production was projected to increase from 1.8 million barrels per day in 2020 to 1.86mbpd in 2021, as economies recover from recession, and moderated by OPEC+ quota agreements.

“Although Nigeria’s total production capacity is 2.5mbpd, current crude production is about 1.7mbpd, including about 300,000bpd of condensates, which indicates compliance with OPEC quota,” Ahmed said.

She said oil GDP was projected to rise by 16.23 per cent in 2021, year-on-year, resulting in about 1.1 per cent increase in non-oil GDP, adding that based on this, real GDP was expected to rise by three per cent in 2021.

The minister further stated that nominal GDP was expected to increase from N139.52tn in 2020 to N142.69tn in 2021 and then up to N151.46tn in 2023.

“Similarly, consumption expenditure is projected to rise from N117.91tn in 2020 to N118.89tn in 2021, reflecting gradual economic recovery,” Ahmed said.

She added, “Inflation is expected to remain above single digit in 2021, given structural issues impacting cost of doing business, including high food distribution cost.”

She also noted that improving the tax administration framework to optimise government revenue was a major thrust of the administration’s Strategic Revenue Growth Initiatives.
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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by bibiking7(m): 5:54am On Jan 13




I am not an economist or accountant. However, I saw recurrent (non debt) expenditures taking 5 trn which is 44 percent. Does not sound too good.

Also, debts servicing of this amount leaves little or no funds for capital projects and infrastructure. Then 3 trn for personnel cost. Which personnel?

Then again, the budget deficit will be financed by further borrowing.

Just tell us that we have double digit inflation, which one is "inflation is expected to remain above single digits". Sounds like scoping to me.

Finally, first to comment is not beans. (I just had to add that) grin


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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by dipotol: 5:57am On Jan 13
Hmmmm
Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by nony43(m): 5:58am On Jan 13
What? This is over $10 billion and yet FG wants to borrow $5 billion to build railway with refurbished trains. How do we pay these debts? Did China borrow to build their country? For how long do we keep servicing these debts?

Debt is a form of bondage...It is a financial termite. You cant be in continuous debt and significantly progress, that's why Nigeria is where we are. Our leaders lack sense, else they would have asked themselves why they are always borrowing, and never lending to any Nations

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by AFONJACOW(m): 5:58am On Jan 13
Buhari na ole

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by Rowlandjude(m): 5:58am On Jan 13
This country is really a shit hole.

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by Racoon(m): 5:59am On Jan 13
This is too much a financial chunk to use for servicing personnel overhead cost.Dont borrow money recklessly because debt servicing is not debt payment.

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by jayworld15(m): 6:00am On Jan 13
Out of 10 trillion naira spent
3tr was used for Debt Servicing shocked shocked
3tr was used for Personal and Pension cost
Over 110bn was used for Covid 19 grin grin
1.8tr for capital project shocked shocked

Over 5tr deficits enter 2021 lipsrsealed embarassed

We still dey borrow money from China, Brazil, Dormant Accounts; taxation upon taxation; hikes in goods and services; ridiculous begging of forfeiture of past loans etc

My people, Wahala dey so oooooo

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by ednut1(m): 6:00am On Jan 13
Yet they plan to borrow more

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by Luckydubby7(m): 6:00am On Jan 13
We are in trouble ooo
The amount is just fucking too much nah.
How did pdp managed Nigeria economy that we didn't experienced all these happening now.

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by Hypemanshuga: 6:00am On Jan 13
Nigeria surviving on debt

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by deeway200(m): 6:01am On Jan 13
These polithiefcians no dey fear at all.

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by dyera: 6:02am On Jan 13
The problem with Nigeria is that oyel money has killed their mind. Because of oyel money Nigerians have become so numb to creativity and enterprise that whenever they can't get enough money from oyel to finance their budget, the only plan that comes to their mind is to borrow money.

And you wonder why Nigeria as a country is currently as poor as a church rat. A country of 200 million people managing a yearly budget of $25b in the 21st century is nothing but a joke.

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by Peters95: 6:03am On Jan 13
How is that our business??

Egungun be careful
Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by Nairalandwizerd(m): 6:04am On Jan 13
As expected

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by blackpanda: 6:04am On Jan 13
Empty heads here will come and complain because they have no clue what the topic is about. Smh

I blame our educational system. Na so so copy and paste.
Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by blackpanda: 6:06am On Jan 13
Luckydubby7:
We are in trouble ooo
The amount is just fucking too much nah.
How did pdp managed Nigeria economy that we didn't experienced all these happening now.


Pls name the project that was completed during pdp era I believe u are smarter than this
Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by richeso: 6:06am On Jan 13
omg. i just lost words.
Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by 4four(m): 6:06am On Jan 13
Almost or more than the halve of the whole year budget, darling daddy I hail ooo

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by Samfloxin(m): 6:07am On Jan 13
FG shared 6.46 trillion as palliative to themselves

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by Slackerpenguin2: 6:07am On Jan 13
Racoon:
This is too much a financial chunk to use for servicing personnel overhead cost.Dont borrow money recklessly because debt servicing is not debt payment.

Well, the Civil Service is bloated.

But cutting down on personnel overhead means sacking lots of civil servants and clamping down on corruption...not politically popular.
Cutting debt means cutting things like subsides in power, education, health, and oil, and paying higher taxes...again not politically popular.
Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by Kingoslo(m): 6:08am On Jan 13
How much go remain to finish Nigeria kpatakpata...?

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by Slackerpenguin2: 6:08am On Jan 13
Luckydubby7:
We are in trouble ooo
The amount is just fucking too much nah.
How did pdp managed Nigeria economy that we didn't experienced all these happening now.

PDP too had debts as well...let's not lie.

Debt servicing has been a common feature of our budget for decades. All because we rely on selling raw materials whose prices we don't control...and having imports which exceed the value of our exports, as well as spending millions on subsides in every aspect of our lives.

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by BigBizzy(m): 6:08am On Jan 13
yet idiots will still come out here to defend them.


Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by N2B2: 6:12am On Jan 13
She also disclosed that the government released a total of N1.8tn for capital projects within the year. She noted that out of this, up to N118.37bn was released for COVID-19 capital expenditure.

Swallowed funds, used to service their greedy belle. 600 years for all of them.
Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by Slackerpenguin2: 6:13am On Jan 13
blackpanda:
Empty heads here will come and complain because they have no clue what the topic is about. Smh

I blame our educational system. Na so so copy and paste.

Well, we do...our economy is too heavily dependent on borrowing and borrowing.

Which is why I tell you APC people....if you want actual economic change, then make sure your party changes the economy of Nigeria from a raw material dependent economy to a manufacturing economy, stop corruption, stop subsidies, and improve security.

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by Sunnycliff(m): 6:14am On Jan 13
Such a whooping amount of money on borrowed money. Debt servicing doesn't mean that the loan is being paid, rather the loan interest. That shows you how bad our future has been mortgaged by the APC government.

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by Oizatobad(m): 6:15am On Jan 13
“The honorable Member is living proof that a pig’s bladder on a stick can be elected to Parliament.”
Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by Daguccizgreat(m): 6:15am On Jan 13
This shit hole is getting worse.

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by sammyj: 6:15am On Jan 13
grin grin grin grin Buhari and his gang has finally sold us to the Chinese grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 by iokpebholo: 6:17am On Jan 13
Slackerpenguin2:


PDP too had debts as well...let's not lie.

Debt servicing has been a common feature of our budget for decades. All because we rely on selling raw materials whose prices we don't control...and having imports which exceed the value of our exports, as well as spending millions on subsides in every aspect of our lives.
PDp had debt but APC took it to a very unmanageable level

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