FCTA shares N2.2bn to Area Councils, others

FCTA shares N2.2bn to Area Councils, others
Chris Steven, Abuja

Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disbursed the sum of N2.2billion to the six Area Councils in the nation’s capital and other stakeholders as its share of statutory allocation for the month of March 2018.

Chinyeaka Ohaa, FCT Permanent Secretary who made the disclosure during the Joint Area Councils Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting, charged the council chairmen to step up service delivery to residents of the Territory and also ensure workers’ salary is given top priority.

The figure shows that Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) got N183million,Gwagwalada received N167million and Kuje got N139million.

Similarly, Kwali received N136million while Bwari got N129million and Abaji equally received 129million.

Furthermore, statutory deductions from the release includes: Primary School Teachers gulped 1bn, 15% Pension funds of N226million, 1% Training Fund gulped 22million and 10% Employer Pension Contribution received N58million.

Joseph Kwali Shazin , Chairman of Kwali Area Council, who is also the Chairman of FCT Chapter of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria( ALGON), thanked the Minister and the Permanent Secretary for always ensuring that Area Councils in the Federal Capital Territory get their full allocation and as at when due.