Allocation: FCT Area Councils, Stakeholders Get N3.04Bn

By: Freda Aideyan

The six Area Councils in the Federal Capital Territory and other stakeholders have received the sum of N3,049,291,338.40 Billion as its share of statutory allocation for the month of October, 2022.

The FCT Minister of State, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani-Aliyu, presided over the 171st Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC), meeting held in her office.

The Minister, who was represented by the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola, expressed concern over the seemingly poor sanitation conditions in the satellite towns.

She observed that lack of synergy between the Satellite Towns Development Department and the Area Council Authorities could be responsible for the poor sanitation in the various Area Councils across the Territory.

Tijjani-Aliyu maintained that there is urgent need for stakeholders to change strategy with a view to achieving the desired result.

She, therefore, directed the Satellite Towns Development Department to furnish the Area Council authorities with the list of cleaning contractors to enable them know the contractors responsible in each area.

A breakdown of the figures released during the JAAC meeting indicate that the sum of N766,913,655.48 million was made available for distribution to the six Area Councils, while the sum of N2,282,377,682.92 billion was made available to other stakeholders, bringing the total sum to N3,049,291,338.40 billion 

Similarly, distributions to Area Councils shows that the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), received N159,351,641.67 million, while Gwagwalada got N116,125,942.16 million and Kuje received N153,596,556.15 million.

Other Area Councils include, Bwari Area Council which received N113,203,597.88 million, Abaji got N119,176,489.46 million while Kwali received N105,459,428.16 million, bringing the total sum to N766,913,655.48 million disbursed to the six Area Councils.

On the other hand, distribution to other critical stakeholders include: Primary School Teachers which gulped N1,917,556,374.33 billion, 15 percent Pension Funds took N226,478,989.57 million, One percent Training Fund gulped N30,492,913.39 million, while 10 percent Employer Pension Contribution gulped N107,849,405.63 million, bringing the total sum to N2,282,377,682.92 billion.

Those present at the 171st Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting include Mandate Secretary, Area Council Services Secretariat, Ibrahim Abubakar Dantsoho, and FCT representative in Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Mallam Abubakar Hussain.

Others include the Chairmen of all the Area Councils in the Territory.