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INFOGRAPHICS: States share over N39bn ecology funds in 2023

The thirty-six (36) states of the country shared N39.387 billion from the ecology funds in the year 2023 from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).

Site of Gully Erosion in Lagos. Credit; TheCable
Site of Gully Erosion in Lagos. Credit; TheCable

Abuja, Nigeria

The thirty-six (36) states of the country shared N39.387 billion from the ecology funds in the year 2023 from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).

A review of the FAAC data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) by DailyAgent Analytics revealed what state governments got as shares from the Nigeria Ecological Fund (NEF).

According to the data, Kano got the highest share of N2.061 billion followed by Lagos with N1.741 billion, Kaduna with N1.703 billion and Jigawa with N1.633 billion.

Others include Borno with N1.615 billion, Katsina with N1.597 billion and Oyo with N1.458 billion.

The States with the least shares include Bayelsa with N575 million, Kwara with N578 million and Abia with N608 million.

The receipts by geo-political zones indicate that the North West got the highest chunk of N10.319 billion followed by the North East with N8.232 billion and the South West with N7.360 billion.

Others are South East with N5.049 billion followed by North Central with N4.673 billion and South South with N3.850 billion.

Total monthly Share of Ecology Funds to 36 States in 2023

Receipts by Geo-Political Zones

The north-west having Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara got the lion of N10,231,761,262.26.

The north-east consists of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe States received N8,232,582,816.50.


The south-west with States such as Lagos, Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo and Osun received N7,407,465,718.91.

The south-east with Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States received N5,047,286,258.03.

The north-central which comprises Niger, Plateau, Kwara, Kogi, Benue and Nasarawa States without the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) got a total of N4,673,377,863.91.

The oil-rich region of the south-south made up of Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, and Rivers States got the lowest share of N3,850,979,386.60.

Receipts by States


Questions on the Use of Ecology Fund and Flooding in States

According to the Ecological Fund Office (EFO), the fund is solely devoted to the funding of ecological projects to mitigate serious ecological problems across the country. States and local governments receive their share of the derivation and ecology fund as part of their monthly allocations from the Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).

There is a case of accountability question on how most of the States use the fund to achieve ecological objectives. 

In August 2023, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said flooding had affected 20 States and 46 local government areas with over 7,000 persons displaced and 5 people reported dead.  

The states and the affected LGAs are Anambra (Onitsha North, Orumba North); Adamawa (Yola North, Machika, Madagali); Abia (Aba South); Akwa Ibom (Uyo); Edo (Benin); Benue (Makurdi); Borno (Bama, Mobbar); Delta (Oshimili South, Warri), Ekiti (Ikole); and Imo (Owerri), Kwara (Oke-Ero, Moro).

Others are Lagos (Agege, Ikorodu, Lagos Island, Ikeja, Alimosho, Kosofe, Ajeromi-Ifelodun); Ogun (Ota, Yewa North, Yewa South); Ondo (Akure North, Ifedore, Idanre, Odigbo); Oyo (Ido, Ibadan); Niger (Mokwa, Lapai, Katchia, Lavun, Rijau, Magama, Gbako, Bosso, Mariga, Kontogora); Rivers (Oyigbo West); Taraba (Jalingo); and the FCT (AMAC, Kuje, Gwagwalada, Bwari, Kwali).

In Ondo, DailyAgent reported how gully erosion had damaged roads and bridges in the State, which prevented the people of the area who are mostly cocoa farmers and timber merchants from transporting their goods to Owena and Akure, the Ondo state capital.

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