2023: Tinubu Promises To Allot More Funds To States, Local Government 

Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, is considering a review of the revenue-sharing formula among the three tiers of government if elected as president in 2023.

This was indicated in Tinubu’s 80-page manifesto document titled, “Renewed Hope 2023  Action Plan for a Better Nigeria,” which was released on Friday. According to the manifesto, Tinubu vows to allocate more funds to the states and local governments to address local concerns and achieve their expanded constitutional obligations to the people. The APC presidential candidate noted that too many powers and resources have been housed at the federal level since the inception of this country hence he plans to review the sharing formula. He expressed that the existing arrangement has been problematic because “state governments are closer to the people and must be more responsive to local needs and aspirations.”

Tinubu said, “his administration will embark on a review of the federation revenue allocation system to recalibrate the division of funds amongst the three tiers of Government: Federal, State, and Local. “More funds should be allocated to the States and Local Governments so that they can better address local concerns and fulfill their expanded constitutional obligations to the people,” he said. Tinubu also revealed that his government will work with the National Assembly to examine the existing exclusive legislative list and give more responsibilities to states and local governments. According to Tinubu, the focus areas of his government will include, crime prevention, prisons, stamp duties, and certain forms of taxation.

The APC presidential candidate said the actions will “promote stronger governance at the state and local level, thus reducing political congestion and competition for resources at the federal level. The performance of federal, state, and local governments shall improve while the people will benefit by having more political democracy and economic development more closely at hand.



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