Check out the LGA that receives the highest federal allocation in each state in Nigeria

There are 774 local government areas in Nigeria. Out of the number, Kano state alone has 44, making it the state with the highest number of local governments in the country. Kano is in the North western states of the country. Bayelsa state has eight local government areas. Hence it is the state with the least number of local governments in the country. Though Abuja has six council areas, this is not considered because the Federal Capital Territory is not a state.

From our findings at Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS), some local government councils receive more than others. Although one may think it is the local governments in the oil producing states that will receive more than others, the records in the website of NBS prove otherwise. Although the criteria for allocating more funds to some above others is not stated in the website, some are of the belief that the population of the local government is the determining factor for the allocation of funds to the local government.

The allocation used as yardstick for this analysis was the April 2020 allocation as shared by the Federal Accounts Allocation Committee, otherwise called FAAC. Here, Emerald News is presenting the local government in each state with the highest allocation in the state as obtained from the Nigeria Bureau fo Statistics.

STATE NO OF LGA  NAME OF LGA AMOUNT
Abuja 6 Abuja Municipal N543m
Abia 17 Aba South N233m
Adamawa 21 Fufore N196m
Akwa Ibom 31 Uyo N201m
Anambra 21 Ndemili North N236m
Bauchi 20 Bauchi N297m
Bayelsa 8 Southern Ijaw N242m
Benue 23 Gboko NN231m
Borno 27 Maiduguri N272m
Cross River 18 Akpabuyo N187m
Delta 25 Ughelli North N205m
Ebonyi 13 Izi N201m
Edo 18 Oredo N219m
Ekiti 16 Ado-Ekiti N190m
Enugu 17 Nsukka N214m
Gombe 11 Akko N229m
Imo 27 Mbaitoli N181m
Jigawa 27 Birnin Kudu N204m
Kaduna 23 Zaria N239m
Kano 44 Nasarawa N299m
Katsina 34 Katsina N210m
Kebbi 21 Birnin Kebbi N224m
Kogi 21 Okene N207m
Kwara 16 Baruten N227m
Lagos 20 Alimosho N745m
Nasarawa 13 Lafia N239m
Niger 25 Borgu N231m
Ogun 20 Ado-Odo/Ota N235m
Ondo 18 Akure South N208m
Osun 30 Odo-Otin N161m
Oyo 33 Ibadan North East N203m
Plateau 17 Jos North N243m
Rivers 23 Port Harcourt N247m
Sokoto 23 Gada N189m
Taraba 16 Bali N231m
Yobe 17 Fune N229m
Zamfara 14 Gusau N244m