Comprehensive List of States’ Internally Generated Revenue for 2022


In an official report released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday, it was revealed that the thirty-six states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) collectively generated a total of N1.93 trillion in Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) during 2022.

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The data highlights the top-performing states as Lagos, Rivers, and the FCT, with impressive IGR figures of N651.15 billion, N172.89 billion, and N124.4 billion, respectively. Conversely, the states at the lower end of the IGR spectrum are Kebbi (N9.1 billion), Taraba (N10.2 billion), and Yobe (N10.5 billion).

The NBS report further breaks down the tax sub-categories contributing to this revenue, including Pay As You Earn (PAYE), direct assessment, road taxes, stamp duties, capital gain tax, withholding taxes, other taxes, and Local Government Area (LGA) revenue. PAYE emerges as the most substantial contributor, accounting for 67.62 percent of the total tax-generated revenue nationwide. In contrast, capital gains tax made the smallest contribution, representing a mere 0.24 percent of the total tax revenue.

Additionally, the report indicates that Oyo, Lagos, and Jigawa states were the leaders in LGA revenue for the year, reporting figures of N11.83 billion, N11.51 billion, and N8.70 billion, respectively.

Here is the complete list of IGR for each state in 2022:

Top 10 High-Performing States:
1. Lagos – N651.2 billion
2. Rivers – N172.8 billion
3. FCT – N124.4 billion
4. Ogun – N120.6 billion
5. Delta – N85.9 billion
6. Oyo – N62.2 billion
7. Kaduna – N58.1 billion
8. Edo – N47.5 billion
9. Kano – N42.5 billion
10. Kwara – N35.8 billion

Top 10 Least Performing States:
28. Benue – N15.9 billion
29. Plateau – N15.9 billion
30. Bayelsa – N15.9 billion
31. Gombe – N13.6 billion
32. Adamawa – N13.2 billion
33. Katsina – N13 billion
34. Ebonyi – N12.4 billion
35. Yobe – N10.5 billion
36. Taraba – N10.2 billion
37. Kebbi – N9.1 billion

Gbenga Samson
Gbenga Samson
Samson Gbenga Salau [Editorial Board Adviser] Gbenga Samuel Salau is a professional journalist with over 17 years experience in journalism, he is a graduate of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan. On completion of his youth service, he joined The Guardian as a freelance journalist and was later absorbed as a staff. While in the University, he was a campus journalist reporting for the Independence Hall and Faculty of Arts Press Clubs. As a campus journalist, he won the following awards; Independence Hall Press Best News writer; University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalists’ Best News Reporter/Writer; First Runner-up, Reuben Abati Award for Investigative Journalism; Association of Faculty of Arts Students’ Press Best Reporter; University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalists’ Best Political Writer; Winner, Reuben Abati Award for Investigative Journalism, and University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalists’ Best Interviewer. He served the Association of Communication and Language Arts Students, as the Public Relation Officer, the same year he was appointed the News Editor of the Association of Faculty of Arts Students Press. The following session, he was made the General Editor, and a member of the 13-man University of Ibadan Students’ Union Transition Committee. As a reporter in The Guardian, in 2014, he won the Promasidor Quill Award Best Report on Nutrition and DAME Business Reporting category. In the 2015 edition of the Promasidor Quill Award, he won the best Report on Nutrition and Brand Advocate Categories, while in 2016, he won the NMMA Print Journalist of the Year, first runner-up Golden Pen Reporter of the Year and SERAs CSR Awards. Gbenga Salau loves traveling, reading, and listening to songs with good lyrics no matter the genre.

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