Fiscal federalism, Revenue allocation, Economic development, Nigeria


From colonial administration to independence in 1960 and 35 years of self-rule, revenue allocation in the Federal Republic of Nigeria has had a chequered history. It has been subject of intensive lobbying by politicians in the attempt to have their wishes engrained in the Constitution. This paper is prepared in three parts. Part I is a theoretical overview of fiscal federalism while Part II reviews the Nigerian experience with Fiscal Federalism. Part III analyses proposals for an effective fiscal Federalism that would enhance economic development.

Author Bio

The author is a staff of Central Bank of Nigeria.

Publication Title

CBN Bullion






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