FCTA disburses N3.592b to area councils, others
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disbursed N3,592,846,301.74 to its six area councils and other stakeholders as its share of statutory allocation for February 2022.
The figure indicates a slight increase in revenue from N3,562,934,772.37 disbursed in January. FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu, who presided over the 163rd Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC), observed that though the increase in the disbursement was minimal, the administration would continue to scale up its revenue drive.
The figures released indicated that N1,326,783,880.29 was made available for distribution to the six area councils, while other stakeholders got N2,266,062,421.45, bringing the total to N3,592,846,301.74.
However, distributions to area councils show that the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) got N207,082,171.27, Gwagwalada N233, 585, 596.80 and Kuje N248,339,395.40.
Others include Bwari N215,077,684.57, Abaji N217,669,671.27 and Kwali N205,029,360.98, bringing the total to N1,326,783,880.29 disbursed to the six area councils.
Distribution to other stakeholders include: Primary school teachers N1,895,805,563.23, 15 per cent Pension Fund N226,478,989.57, one per cent Training Fund N35,928,463.02, while 10 per cent Employer Pension Contribution gulped N107,849,405.63, bringing the sum to N2,266,062,421.
The minister, however, expressed concerns over the bureaucracy in engaging new cleaning contractors in some areas, just as she called on the permanent secretary and the Satellite Towns Development Department (STDD) to expedite action.