In the last one year, the thirty-six states and 774 local government councils in Nigeria shared N2.8 trillion from the federation account.
The two tiers of government received the payment between June 2015 and May 2016 at the monthly meeting of the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).
Lagos state received a total of N178 billion, thus making it the highest recipient of allocations within Nigeria. Akwa Ibom comes next with N173 billion, Delta State N144 billion and Kano State N117 billion.
Other high recipients of allocation include: Bayelsa State which got N95bn; followed by Katsina State N88bn, Oyo State N84bn, Kaduna State N83bn and Borno State N78bn.
The lowest recipients are: Gombe and Ebonyi States N49 billion, Ekiti and Nasarawa States N50 billion each and Kwara N52 billion.
The factors that influence the amount of monthly allocation received by each state and local government are: Population, Derivation, Landmass, Terrain, Revenue Effort, School Enrollments, Health Facilities, Water Supply and Equality of the beneficiaries.
See a picture of allocation distribution below.