Written by Austine ELEMUE

FCT area councils share N2.2bn in March

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has disbursed the sum of N2.2 billion to the six area councils as their share of statutory allocation for the month of March 2018. 

FCT Permanent Secretary, Sir Christian Ohaa, who made the disclosure during the Joint Account 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 N183 million, Gwagwalada received N167 million and Kuje got N139 million.   Similarly, Kwali received N136 million, while Bwari got N129 million and Abaji equally received N129million. 

Furthermore, statutory deductions from the release includes: primary school teachers gulped N1billion, 15 percent pension funds of N226 million, 1percent Training fund gulped N22 million and 10 percent employer pension contribution received N58 million. 

Chairman of Kwali Area Council, who is also the Chairman of FCT Chapter of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, Hon. Joseph Shazin, thanked the FCT 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. 

 

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