The six Area Councils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and other stakeholders have received N2.6 billion from the Territory’s Administration as their share of statutory allocation for the month of January.
The FCT Permanent Secretary, Chinyeaka Ohaa, who spoke today, Thursday at the Joint Accounts Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting in his office, said that in the breakdown of the allocation, Gwagwalada Area Council received the lion share of N226 million, while Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) got N221 million.
Abaji Area Council received N183 million, while Kuje Area Council got N167 million; Bwari Area Council N164 million while the sum of N154 million was given to Kwali Area Council.
Chinyeaka Ohaa said that primary school teachers got N1.2 billion, while15 per cent pension funds accounted for N226 million. He added that one per cent training and 10 per cent employer pension contribution gulped N107 million.
The permanent secretary charged the council chairmen to ensure judicious use of the fund for payment of staff’s salaries and infrastructural development of their respective domains.
He emphasized the need for the payment of workers’ salaries, saying that the action boosted the electoral fortunes of political players in view of the ripple effects it created.