Akwa Ibom, Rivers top the list of states with the highest federal allocation in 2017-see list

by Ajadi Daniel

One would have expected that states with the highest federal allocation has the highest quality of standard of living as well as infrastructural development. This might not be the case in Nigeria, as most of the states with more allocation are not exactly better than those with low allocation. More would have to be done in terms of what theses allocations are used for if we are to see justifiable impact. The first four states with the highest amount of federal allocation are understandably oil producing states, followed by Lagos and Kano, both of which are the commercial nerve centre of the country. See the table below and tell us if your state has been able to justify the allocation.

S/N States Federal Allocation for 2017
1 AKWA IBOM 143,614,945,782.83
2 RIVERS 119,632,192,162.38
3 DELTA 111,203,709,891.98
4 BAYELSA 105,258,243,351.38
5 LAGOS 89,694,754,919.47
6 KANO 65,140,059,241.98
7 KADUNA 50,807,097,529.87
8 BORNO 46,535,736,179.12
9 KATSINA 46,339,868,732.24
10 ONDO 45,897,247,825.41
11 JIGAWA 45,264,749,165.00
12 OYO 44,473,339,482.90
13 NIGER 42,473,678,019.42
14 ANAMBRA 41,338,238,321.08
15 SOKOTO 41,243,655,071.76
16 KEBBI 40,076,938,773.08
17 BENUE 39,801,371,551.26
18 KOGI 39,646,840,921.91
19 BAUCHI 39,515,179,181.38
20 YOBE 39,493,537,224.68
21 ABIA 38,876,702,908.70
22 IMO 38,116,470,854.23
23 ENUGU 37,833,557,959.83
24 ADAMAWA 37,436,462,193.81
25 EDO 36,844,999,470.24
26 EBONYI 35,490,890,739.38
27 NASARAWA 35,197,763,035.01
28 TARABA 33,922,215,995.69
29 KWARA 33,107,193,728.78
30 GOMBE 31,232,979,502.22
31 PLATEAU 29,620,161,161.72
32 ZAMFARA 28,452,828,222.31
33 OGUN 26,185,030,796.12
34 EKITI 25,633,665,721.07
35 CROSS RIVER 23,451,782,733.00
36 OSUN 10,436,789,071.79

Source: National Bureau of Statistics

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