Revenue Allocation in Nigeria

  • Dele Babalola
Part of the Federalism and Internal Conflicts book series (FEINCO)


This chapter provides an understanding of how over-centralisation of Nigeria’s federal system impact on resource distribution in the oil-rich federation. The aim is to establish the extent to which Nigeria’s revenue allocation system or fiscal federalism can be said to conform with or deviate from existing theories and practices. In Nigeria, the sharing of centrally-generated revenues is entrenched in the federal constitution, yet revenue allocation has not ceased to be a contentious issue because of the response of the federating units to the character of the economy which breeds an over-centralised federal system. In line with the central argument of the study, this chapter examines the political economy of revenue allocation with the aim of demonstrating how the domestic political economy shapes federalism in Nigeria.


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  • Dele Babalola
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  1. 1.Department of International Relations and DiplomacyBaze UniversityAbujaNigeria

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