By Stanley Onyekwere
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disbursed the sum of 2.6 billion Naira to the six Area Councils in the FCT and other stakeholders as statutory allocation for the month of January.
This was disclosed by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Sir Chinyeaka Christian Ohaa, during the meeting of the Joint Accounts Allocation Committee (JAAC).
A breakdown of the allocation shows that Gwagwalada Area Council received the largest sum of N226million while Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) got N221million, and Abaji Area Council received N183million.
Similarly, Kuje Area Council got N167 million, while Bwari Area Council received N164 million, and Kwali Area Council received N154million.
Furthermore, Primary school teachers gulped N1.2billion ,15 % pension funds took N226million, while 1% training and 10% employer pension contribution gulped N107million.
Ohaa charged the Council Chairmen to ensure the monies are used for payment of staff’s salaries and infrastructural development of their respective domains.
He explained that prompt payment of salaries boosts electoral fortunes for political players, in view of the ripple effects it creates.