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FCTA to pay protesting COVID-19 contractors

May, 2021 | By Wisdom Acka | ||

Contractors who supplied items and consumables when the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) waged war against the dreaded coronavirus in Abuja were last week assured of full payment. FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola gave the assurance while addressing the aggrieved contractors who besieged the FCTA secretariat in Area 11, Garki, throughout Tuesday and disrupted official activities, demanding payment for supplies made at the peak of the pandemic last year.

Adesola, who appealed to the contractors to exercise patience, however, revealed that despite the challenges of funding, the Administration has paid 109 contractors who supplied Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to FCTA's Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS) and 54 contractors in other Secretariats, Departments and Agencies (SDAs). The Permanent Secretary who hinged the delay in payment to dwindling internal revenue generation and expected funds from the Federal Government, also expressed optimism that the contractors would be paid as soon as possible.

He stressed that the procurement process for COVID-19 supplies cut across all the SDAs including Water Board, Abuja Environmental Protection Board, Federal Capital Development Authority, Social Development Secretariat, Education Secretariat, among others. Adesola assured; "We are making serious efforts in ensuring that we get the expected funds from the Federal Government, and we are also ensuring that we upscale our Internal Revenue Generation (IGR) to enable us offset our liabilities. I want to assure you that all our contractors will be paid soon.''

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