6 area councils, others receive N2.3bn as statutory allocation from FCTA
The sum of N2.3 billion has been disbursed by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to the six area councils in the FCT and other stakeholders as their share of statutory allocation for the month of April.
This shows an increase of N100 million over the figure shared in March.
This was disclosed by the FCT permanent secretary, Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa, at the Joint Area Councils Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting, which held in Abuja on Friday, June 1, Vanguard reports.
He tasked the council chairmen to ensure judicious utilisation of funds disbursed to the councils.
Ohaa said there was a 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-led government.
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earlier reported that the FCT minister, Muhammad Bello, said the present Federal Capital Territory Administration has largely accomplished promises made to Nigerians and indeed, FCT residents, when it came on board.
Bello made this known when a delegation of the House of Representatives committee on public procurement visited him on Thursday, March 15, in Abuja. This is in spite of glaring infrastructural decay in the territory since the minister assumed duty in 2015.