FCTA disburses N2.6bn to Area Councils, others

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja 


The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) in Nigeria has disbursed the sum of 2.6 billion naira to the six Area Councils in the FCT and other stakeholders as statutory allocation for the month of January 2019.

This was disclosed by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr Chinyeaka Christian Ohaa, during the meeting of the Joint Accounts Allocation Committee (JAAC) in Abuja, Nigeria.

A breakdown of the allocation shows that Gwagwalada Area Council received the largest sum of N226 million while Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) got N221 million, and Abaji Area Council received N183 million.

Similarly, Kuje Area Council got N167 million, while Bwari Area Council received N164 million, and Kwali Area Council received N154 million.

Furthermore, Primary school teachers gulped N1.2 billion ,15 % pension funds took N226 million, while 1% training and 10% employer pension contribution gulped N107 million.

Ohaa charged the Council Chairmen to ensure the monies are used for payment of staff’s salaries and infrastructural development of their respective domains.

Peace PIAK