The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has expressed concern over poor sanitation in the satellite towns across the territory, noting that lack of synergy between the Satellite Towns Development Department and the area councils’ authorities could be responsible.
Dr Ramatu, represented by the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola, said this at the 171st Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting where the six area councils in the FCT and other stakeholders received N3.049bn of the statutory allocation for October, 2022.
She maintained that there was an urgent need for the stakeholders to change strategies with a view to achieving the desired results.
She, therefore, directed the Satellite Towns Development Department to furnish the area councils’ authorities with the list of cleaning contractors to enable them know the contractors responsible in each area.
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Our correspondent reports that a breakdown of the N3.049bn indicates that N766,913,655.48m was for the six area councils and N2,282,377,682.92bn for the other stakeholders.
A further breakdown shows that Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) received N159,351,641.67m, Gwagwalada N116,125,942.16m, Kuje N153,596,556.15m, Bwari N113,203,597.88m, Abaji N119,176,489.46m and Kwali received N105,459,428.16m.
The other stakeholders, primary school teachers got N1,917,556,374.33bn, 15 Per cent Pension Fund N226,478,989.57m, One Per cent Training Fund N30,492,913.39m and 10 Per cent Employer Pension Contribution N107,849,405.63m.