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FCTA hands Area Councils, stakeholders N4.119bn allocation for July

Sep, 2021 | By Austin Elemue | ||

Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disbursed a total sum of N4, 119, 421,409.95 billion to the six Area Councils in the Territory and other stakeholders, as their statutory allocation for July 2021. The figure showed an increase of revenue from the sum of N2,660, 740, 632.40 billion disbursed in June, 2021, to N4,119, 421,409.95 for July, representing over 50 per cent increase.

FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, who presided over the 156th Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting, where the disbursement was made, commended all critical stakeholders for their cooperation, despite challenges recorded in the past.

The figures released indicate that the sum of N2, 209,783,886.19 billion was made available for distribution to the Area Councils, while the sum of N1, 909, 637, 523.77 billion was made available to other stakeholders, bringing the total sum to N4, 119,421,409.95 billion.

A breakdown of distribution to Area Councils showed that Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) received N435, 351, 708.77 million, while Gwagwalada got N409, 111,766.45 million and Kuje received N347, 756,153.64 million.
Similarly,Bwari Area Council received N325, 387,924.28 million, Abaji got N355, 643,246.88 million and Kwali received N336, 533,086.17 million bringing the total sum to N2, 209,783,886.19 billion disbursed to the six Area Councils.

Furthermore, distribution to other stakeholders included Primary Teachers which gulped N1,534, 114,914.46 billion, 15 per cent Pension Funds took N226,478,989.57 million, One per cent Training Fund gulped N41,194,214.11 million, while 10 per cent Employer Pension Contribution gulped N107,849, 405.63 million, bringing the total sum to N1,909,637,523.77 billion.

The Minister of State charged Chairmen of the Area Councils to initiate projects that would benefit rural communities just as she decried infrastructural dearth in the Councils. She said: "With the improved revenue allocation to your various Councils, you should begin to initiate projects that will benefit the rural people. The infrastructural dearth in the Area Councils and satellite towns does not speak well of the administration.

Much has been achieved in the city, but regrettably we haven't seen much in the suburbs. Use what you have now to do something for your people." Calling for more commitment on the part of all stakeholders, the Minister of State, however, commended JAAC for showing understanding in the distribution of monthly allocation to Councils and other stakeholders.

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