In 2004 the National Assembly enacted into law and the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria assented to an Act known as Revenue Allocation (Abolition of Dichotomy in the Application of the Principle of Derivation) Act, 2004.
The plaintiffs were of the belief that by reason of the said Act, a part of the Nigerian soil or land will be ceded to the 2nd — 9th defendants who are littoral States. By reason of the belief, the plaintiffs were also of the view that in the implementation of the provisions of the Act, they would be seriously short changed in the revenue allocation, as they would not be allocated the amount they felt they ought to.
Prof. Amos Agbe Utuama, SAN representing Delta State, successfully represented and defended the interest of Delta State as far as the Allocation of Revenue (Abolition of Dichotomy in the Application of the Principle of Derivation) is concerned.
The case of reported as The Attorney General of Adamawa State & 22 Ors vs. The Attorney General of the Federation 8 8 Ors (2009 18 NWLR (Pt. 958) Page 581