The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disbursed the sum of N2.3bn to the six Area Councils in the Territory and other stakeholders as its share of statutory allocation for the month of April.
A breakdown of the figure shows that Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) received N198million, while Gwagwalada got N181million and Kuje received N156million.
Similarly, Bwari Area Council received N150 million, Abaji got N143million and Kwali received N135 million.
Furthermore, other statutory deductions from the release include: Primary Teachers gulped 1bn, 15% Pension Funds took N226million, 1% Training Fund gulped N23million and 10% Employer Pension Contribution.
According to FCT Permanent Secretary, Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa, who made disclosure in his office at Area 11, Garki, Abuja during the Joint Accounts and Allocation Committee(JAAC) meeting, the figures shows an increase of N100 million over the figure for March.
Ohaa tasked the council Chairmen to ensure judicious utilization of funds disbursed to the Councils.
He further stressed the need for the Council Chairmen to redouble their efforts towards providing improved services to the people at the grassroots level in demonstration of the gains of the change agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari government.
In his remarks, the Chairman of Kwali Area Council, who also double as the Chairman of FCT Chapter of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Mr. Joseph Kwali Shazin thanked the leadership of the FCT Administration for always ensuring that all the Area Councils get their allocation full and in good time.
Shazin assured the FCT Administration that the Area Councils would ensure the funds are prudently utilized for their rapid and inclusive development.