Even at his slow and steady pace, President Buhari is starting on a hopeful pedestal such that many begin to wonder if the country was under spell while Jonathan’s administration lasted. Or how else does one describe the monumental increase in the states allocation one month after he took over the seat of power. Despite the continued depletion in the price of oil in the world market, which the previous administration claimed was responsible for the drop in state allocations for over a year, it got so terrible that some states could no longer pay salaries of their workers. But now that a new government is in place, the story has changed for good. Below are the June 2015 allocations of some states:
Akwa Ibom: Total net allocation – N18,175,010,638.55.
Lagos : TNA – N11,138,364,509.44.
Oyo : TNA – N,6,730,761,584.61.
Osun: TNA – N4,542,593,453.51.
Ondo : TNA – N6,205,971,028.61.
Rivers : TNA- N12,209,922,515.35.
In the last 8 months of former president Jonathan’s administration, no state received 40% of what they got in June. So how did President Buhari raised the allocation? Could it be that some people have been shortchanging the states?