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JAAC: November allocation drops by 16%

By Sarah NEGEDU 

Revenue allocation to the six Area Councils in the FCT and other stakeholders dropped by 16.8percent in November 2021, the Joint Account Allocation Committee, JAAC, meeting reports.
Figures from the 160th meeting of the committee shows that a total of N3,726,007,503.49 billion was disbursed to the six area councils and other stakeholders as 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, representing 16.8 percent decrease. 
The figures released also indicate that the sum of N1,767,197,906.24 billion was made available for distribution to the six area councils, while the sum of N1,958,809,597.25 billion 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 N343,069,976.60 million, while Gwagwalada got N347, 078, 072.19 million and Kuje received N271, 445, 070.89 million.  
Other area councils include, Bwari Area Council received N260,128,716.17 million, Abaji got N272,495,125.97 million and Kwali received N272,980,944.42 million bringing the total sum to N1,767,197,906.24 billion 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.
FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Aliyu, who presided over the Joint Account Allocation Committee, however commended all stakeholders for their cooperation, despite challenges recorded in the past.
While calling for more commitment and synergy on the part of all stakeholders, Aliyu however commended them for showing understanding in the distribution of monthly allocation to area councils and other stakeholders.

The minister also 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.

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