FCTA distributes over N4bn to Area Councils, stakeholders

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disbursed a total sum of N4,180,797,272.22 billion to the six Area Councils in the FCT and other as its share of statutory allocation for the month of March .

of State FCT Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, presided over the 152nd Joint Area Councils Allocation (JAAC), stated that there was an increase of over N444 million when compared to February allocation.  

She revealed that in the month of February, the total sum of N3,736, 038, 550.20 billion was disbursed to the six area councils and other , while the sum of N4,180,797,272.22   billion was allocated to the six area councils and other for the month of March, .  

The explained that the increase in the allocation was as a result of increase in the statutory revenue allocation from the federation account.  

The figures released indicate that the sum of N2,494,685,268.15 billion was made available for distribution to the six area councils, while the sum of N1,686,112, 004.07 billion was made available to other , bringing the total sum to N4,180,797,272.22 billion.  

However, distribution to area councils shows that the Municipal Area Council (AMAC), received N462,997,833.34 million, while Gwagwalada got N440,752, 506.01 million and Kuje received N395,560, 630.68 million.  

Similarly, Bwari Area Council received N395,076,462.20 million, Abaji got N400,772, 396.88 million and Kwali received N399, 525, 439,.04 million.  

Furthermore, distribution to other include: Primary Teachers which gulped N1, 309, 975, 636.14 billion, 15 percent Pension Funds took N226, 478, 989.57 million, One percent Fund gulped N41, 807, 972.73 million, while 10 percent Employer Pension Contribution gulped N107,849,405.63 mimillion.  

Aliyu, used the occasion to call on members of employees to shelve their proposed assured the leadership of the union that all the six area council chairmen are committed to the implementation of the new minimum wage to workers.  

She, however, advocated for of area council staff with a view to harmonizing the salary structures of staff, stressing that the disparity identified during the verification exercise should be harmonized.  

The commended all the stakeholders for showing understanding in the distribution of monthly allocation to area councils and other stakeholders.  

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