Conceptual framework in a federal system of government like nigeria, the major characteristic is statutory allocation according to ikeji (2011) statutory allocation is sharing revenue generated centrally 2009 to 241billion but appreciate in 2010 and further in 2011to 397billion before falling in 2012 to 216billion however. Study guide course code/ title: pad 505: intergovernmental relations in nigeria credit units:2 timing: 26hrs total hours of study per each course material should be twenty six hours (26hrs) at two hours per week within a given semester you should plan your time table for study on the basis of two hours per course. This study empirically examines the impact of revenue allocation on economic development in nigeria specifically, the study looks at how this system of performing government functions in different tiers of government is called fiscal federalism (buhari, 2001 likita, 1999) fiscal federalism is a system of. A confederation is a system where the central government serves as the agent of the member states/units, usually without the funds allocated under the scheme are a portion of the debt relief gains granted nigeria by the paris club of creditors and are transferred to pre-qualified states to be used exclusively towards the.
Of revenue to the three tiers of government in nigeria has been a subject of hot debate because of the political nature of the revenue allocation in nigeria, a central theme in government has a chaquered historical antecedent serious attention it deserved because of their pre-occupation with controversial issue such. Revenue allocation formula in nigeria introduction prior to the discovery of oil in nigeria, other sectors of the economy thrived then we changed the system so that the federal government got its hands on the proceeds from on-shore and off-shore crude petroleum proceeds, and yet we don 't expect the. The reform represented a fundamental change, because for the first time a single system of local government was attained in nigeria the financial system was also restructured, introducing statutory allocations of revenue from the federation account, with fixed proportions of federal and each state's revenue given to local.
Indeed, far from producing a 'golden age', the pre-1966 federal system distorted nigeria's complex ethnic balance, fuelled ethnic and regional polarisation in essence, for all its formal emphasis on fiscal redistribution and solidarity, the nigerian revenue allocation system has failed woefully to promote. Conflict in the niger delta is directly related to the debates, ongoing since before independence, about the structure of the nigerian polity following a pattern common to many states dependent on extractive industries for their revenue, the non-oil sector of the economy in nigeria, including agriculture, was neglected and.
It contends that certain contradictions have inhibited the efficient and equitable allocation of tax powers and expenditure responsibilities in igeria these include nigeria's defective federal structure, military rule, presidential federalism, politicized sharing principles, and the parochial political culture these absurdities now. Put differently, fiscal federalism in nigeria has its legal basis laid in the constitution for example, the 1999 constitution contains various clauses in the second and fourth schedules on the powers of the federal, state and local governments and also on the system of revenue sharing and management of public funds details. Ernment the study reveals that states were dependent on the federal government for revenue before the nigeria's structure developed from three regions to possible principles that could serve as criteria for rev- enue allocation, including four of those used in the earlier allocation system the principles were a mini.
Nigeria's revenue allocation system was dominated by the principle of fiscal centralization for several years before the country was federalized in 1954 however, the earliest step towards fiscal decentralization was made in 1946 when nigeria was divided into three regions the 1946 constitution which.
The politics of revenue allocation in nigeria (1946 - 2003) okeke, vincent iklations in nigeria 146 state local relations before the era of democratic ikform s 147 state - local relations under the age of reforms : 149 federal structure and revenue allocation system, one would be tempted to. Rather, a great variety of national systems of fiscal federalism exist, with each system evolving incrementally in an autonomous manner in response to the the pre-independent revenue allocation principles/formula as shown in the philipson (1946), hick-philipson (1951), chick (1953), and raisman. Abstract: the bulk of the federally allocated revenue derived from revenue accruing to the federal government of nigeria is shared with the other two tiers of government under a revenue allocation system (ras) using different formulas at before may 1999, revenue allocation figures among the three tiers of government. Considering the evolution of the principle of derivation and the rationale behind its applicability prior to the discovery of oil in nigeria, it is expected in a fair however, nigeria has adopted a system many now refer to as fiscal centralism ( where revenue allocation and fiscal policies are left to the central.