By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
The Federal Capital Territory Administration has disbursed a total sum of N3,726,007,503.49billion to the six Area Councils in the FCT and other stakeholders as its share of statutory allocation for the month of November 2021,
The figure indicates a major decline in revenue from N4,476,067,191.05 billion disbursed in the month of October to N3,726,007,503.49billion in the month of November, representing 16.8 percent decrease.
FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani
Aliyu, who presided over the 160th Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC), commended all stakeholders for their cooperation, despite challenges recorded in the past..
The figures released also indicate that the sum of N1,767,197,906.24billion was made available for distribution to the six area councils, while the sum of N1,958,809,597.25billion was made available to other stakeholders, bringing the total sum to N3,726,007,503.49billion.
However, distributions to area councils show that the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), received N343,069,976.60million, while Gwagwalada got N347, 078, 072.19 million and Kuje received N271, 445, 070.89million.
Other area councils include, Bwari Area Council received N260,128,716.17million, Abaji got N272,495,125.97million and Kwali received N272,980,944.42million bringing the total sum to N1,767,197,906.24billion disbursed to the six area councils.
Furthermore, distribution to other stakeholders include: Primary School Teachers which gulped N1,587,221,127.01 billion, 15 percent Pension Funds took N226,478,989.57 million, One percent Training Fund gulped N37,260,075.04million, while 10 percent Employer Pension Contribution gulped N107,849, 405.63 million, bringing the total sum to N1,958, 809, 597.25 billion.
The minister, however, used the occasion to charge area council authorities and other stakeholders to intensify efforts in ensuring timely evacuation of refuse during the festive period, noting that more domestic wastes are generated during holiday seasons.
While calling for more commitment and synergy on the part of all stakeholders, the minister however commended them for showing understanding in the distribution of monthly allocation to area councils and other stakeholders.
Those present at the 160th Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC), meeting include the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola, Chairman of Kuje Area Council, Hon. Abdullahi Sabo, Mandate Secretary Area Council Services, Malam Abubakar Ibrahim, Special Assistant on Area Council Services, Alhj. Muhammad Saba, Vice Chairmen of Gwagwalada, Kwali, Bwari and Abuja Municipal Area Council amongst others.