Reps Probe N6.57trillion Allocation To States, LGAs In 2023


The House of Representatives has urged its Committees on Special Duties, National Planning, and Economic Development to investigate the utilization of increased allocations disbursed to state governments by the Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).

This decision follows the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance by Rep. Ademorin Kuye (APC-Lagos) during the session in Abuja on Tuesday.

In his motion, Kuye argued that over the past seven months, states and local government areas have seen a significant increase in funds from FAAC following the removal of subsidies.

He noted that in 2023, states and local government areas received N6.57 trillion, which doubled the N3.16 trillion received in 2022. However, despite the surge in revenue, over 14.2 million citizens continue to struggle with poverty.

Kuye pointed out that despite the increased funding, some states still face challenges in salary payments, effective management of public institutions, provision of public transportation, and access to clean water.


According to him, “It is worrisome that some state governors have brazenly refused to complement the Federal Government’s poverty amelioration efforts and are not driving the necessary economic transformation.”

“If the states are doing the needful, that would have reduced the sufferings of Nigerians,”