The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disbursed its N2.66 billion share of statutory allocation to the six area councils in the territory and other stakeholders for June.
The figure represents a minimal drop of revenue from N2.72 billion disbursed in May to N2.66 billion shared in June.
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The FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Aliyu, who presided over the 155th Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting, explained that the decline in the figure was due to the drop in the statutory revenue allocation from the Federation Account.
She appealed to the council chairmen and stakeholders to make judicious use of the funds.
She said of the N2.66 billion, N773, 574, 574.28 was made available for distribution to the six area councils while N1,887,166, 058.12 was released to other stakeholders.
The minister said Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) received N188,477,690.83, while Gwagwalada got N177,472,859.50 and Kuje received N108, 501, 865.37.
“Also, Bwari Area Council received N84,657,261.97; Abaji got N117, 435, 546.65 and Kwali received N97, 029, 349.96, bringing the total sum to N773,574,574.28 disbursed to the six area councils,” she said.
According to her, N1, 526,230, 256.60 was for primary school teachers, while 15 per cent Pension Funds took N226,478,989.57 and One per cent Training Fund gulped N26, 607, 406.32.
“Ten per cent Employer Pension Contribution gulped N107,849, 405.63, bringing the total sum to N1,887, 166, 058.12,” she said.
She said a tripartite meeting of the FCT Administration, area councils and the Department of Outdoor Advertisement and Signage (DOAS) would be called with a view to upscaling revenue generation in the territory.
The minister of state said the FCTA would not continue to work at cross purposes in the face of dwindling revenue generation in the nation’s capital.
She called on the FCT Primary Health Care Board and other stakeholders to intensify the campaign on the outbreak of cholera and other severe acute diarrhoeal diseases in the FCT.
In attendance at the JAAC meeting were the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola and the Acting Secretary, Area Council Services Secretariat, Mrs Omolola Olanipekun.
Others were the chairmen of AMAC, Abaji, Bwari and Kuje area councils and the Vice Chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council