Mr Nwifuru had earlier been anointed choice successor by Ebonyi Governor Dave Umahi.
The consensus of the states and the federal government at the various zonal public hearings was a reversal of the current sharing formula.
The majority of the states in the North-Central have proposed a 39:35:26 per cent revenue sharing formula for the three tiers of government in the country.
According to Mr Bagudu, Kebbi received N65 billion this year and N70 billion in 2020, less than $200 million to cater to the needs of five million people in the state.
Mr Wike urged the revenue allocation commission to reduce the federal government allocation to 40 per cent.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advocated an upward review to 42 per cent of the revenue accruing to states from the Federation Account.
Mr Utazi said lawmakers from Enugu, Kogi and Anambra, had during the 8th Sente lobbied for the recognition of their states.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya says he has made a case for an upward review of statutory allocations to state and local governments to meet the ever-expanding challenges.
RMAFC says the revenue allocation formula review will be ready for presentation to President Muhammadu Buhari by the end of 2021.
The current revenue allocation formula stands at 52.68 per cent for the federal government, 26.72 per cent for states and 20.6 per cent for LGAs.