FCTA Disburses N4,476,067,191.05Bn. To Area Councils, Stakeholders

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has disbursed a total sum of N4,476,067,191.05 billion to the six Area Councils in the FCT and other stakeholders as its share of statutory allocation for October 2021,

The figure indicates a slight decrease in revenue from N4,726,127,134.71billion disbursed in September to N4,476, 067,191.05 in October, representing a 5.3 percent decrease.

FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, who presided over the 159th Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC), commended all stakeholders for their cooperation, despite challenges recorded in the past.

The figures released indicate that the sum of N2,530,406,244.92 billion was made available for distribution to the six area councils, while the sum of N1,945,660,946.13billion was made available to other stakeholders, bringing the total sum to N4,476,067,191.05billion.

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However, distributions to area councils show that the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), received N467,596,505.31 million, while Gwagwalada got N470,262,942.36 million and Kuje received N409,219,387.28 million.

Others include Bwari Area Council which received N384,085,033.55million, Abaji N401,888, 840.83million, and Kwali received N397, 353, 535.59million bringing the total sum to N2,530, 406, 244.92billion disbursed to the six area councils.

Furthermore, distribution to other stakeholders includes Primary School Teachers which gulped N1,566,571,879.02billion with 15 percent Pension Funds which took N226,478,989.57 million, One percent Training Fund which gulped N44,760,671.91 million, and 10 percent Employer Pension Contribution accounting for N107,849, 405.63million, bringing the total sum to N1,945,660,946.13 billion.

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While calling for more commitment and synergy on the part of all stakeholders, the minister however commended them for showing understanding in the distribution of monthly allocation to area councils and other stakeholders. She also harped on the need to strengthen institutions that would outlive the present administration.

Those present at the 159th Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC), meeting include the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola, Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council, Hon. Abdullahi Candido, Chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council, Hon. Adamu Mustapha, and Chairman of Abaji area council, Hon. Abdulrahaman Ajiya. Others are, Mandate Secretary Area Council Services Secretariat, Malam Abubakar Ibrahim, Commissioner representing the FCT in Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission, Senator Tanko Abari, a representative from the Accountant General Office amongst others.

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