FCTA shares 3.5 billion naira with regional councils and stakeholders for January

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) disbursed N3. 5 billion to the FCT’s six regional councils and other stakeholders as part of the statutory allocation for January 2022.

FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Aliyu, who chaired the 162nd Joint Accounts Allocation Committee (JAAC), assured all stakeholders that despite the difficulties, the administration would increase the allocation.

She said the figure indicates a decline in revenue from 3.6 billion naira disbursed in December 2021 to 3.5 billion naira in January 2022, representing a decline of around 2.88%.

Aliyu further said that the published figure indicated that the sum of 1.5 billion naira had been made available for distribution to the six regional councils, while 2 billion naira was made available to other stakeholders.

“Distribution to Regional Councils shows that Abuja City Council (AMAC) received N265 million, while Gwagwalada received N273 million and Kuje received N250 million.

“Other regional councils include Bwari Regional Council which received N233 million, Abaji received N247 million and Kwali received N232 million.

“Additionally, the distribution to other stakeholders includes: Primary school teachers who gobbled up 1.6 billion naira, 15% pension funds took 226.4 million naira, 1% training fund gobbled up 35 naira. 6 million while 10% employer pension contribution gobbled up N107.8 million,” she said.

The minister said that the FCT administration would adopt a more efficient and cost-effective way of cleaning up satellite towns in the territory’s six regional councils, just as she noted that the payroll of cleaning up satellite towns weighs heavily on the administration. .

The Minister, while calling for more commitment and synergy from all stakeholders, commended them for their understanding in distributing the monthly allocation to the zonal councils and other stakeholders.

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