Nigeria’s local governments received N2.02 trillion from the federal budget that was distributed in 2022. This occurred as the greatest allocations for the year were received by LGAs in the states of Lagos, Kano, Oyo, Katsina, and Rivers.
In the entire budget, local government entities in the five states received 24.83 percent (N500.38 billion).
The least amount of funding was given to local governments in Bayelsa, Gombe, Ebonyi, Nasarawa, and Ekiti during the year.
Local governments want larger income allotments to be able to exist and prevent going extinct, claims Shehu Jega, National Vice President of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria.
Local governments do not receive the majority of the funds allocated to them, according to Mr. Ambali Olatunji, President of the National Union of Local Government Workers.