How State Governments ‘Pocketed’ N15.5 Trillion LG Allocation

Nigeria’s 36 states and the federal capital territory, Abuja, have pocketed or diverted over N15 trillion federal allocation meant for local governments areas in the last 12 years, depriving the nation’s third tier of government funds for desperately needed developmental projects, data analysed by Dataphyte has shown. Although that amount was allocated to the 774 local government