Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disbursed the sum of 2.2bn to the six Area Councils in the FCT and other stakeholders as its share of statutory allocation for the month of March 2018.
FCT Permanent Secretary, Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa who made the disclosure over the weekend in his office at Area 11 Garki, Abuja during the Joint Area Councils Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting, charged the council chairmen to step up service delivery to residents of the Territory and also ensure workers’ salary is given top priority.
The figure shows that Abuja Municipal Area Council(AMAC) got 183millionaire,Gwagwalada received 167millionaire and Kuje got 139millionare.
Similarly, Kwali received 136millionaire, while Bwari got 129millionare and Abaji equally received 129millionaire.
Furthermore, statutory deductions from the release includes: Primary School Teachers gulped 1bn, 15% Pension funds of 226millionaire,1% Training Fund gulped 22millionaire and 10% Employer Pension Contribution received 58million naira.
Chairman of Kwali Area Council, who is also the Chairman of FCT Chapter of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria( ALGON),Mr. Joseph Kwali Shazin thanked the Minister and the Permanent Secretary for always ensuring that Area Councils in the Federal Capital Territory get their full allocation and as at when due.
Tony Odey,Press Secretary to Permanent Secretary, FCT