FCT coun­cils share N147m May allocation at JAAC meet­ing

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

The six area coun­cils in the FCT last Thurs­day, shared N147, 851,727.51m at their sec­ond Joint Ac­count Allocation Committee (JAAC) meet­ing for the month of May.

City News re­called that the coun­cils shared N209m for the month of April, 2016, which was the first allocation un­der the cur­rent dis­pen­sa­tion of the newly elected chair­men.

The JAAC meet­ing was presided over by the FCT per­ma­nent sec­re­tary, Dr Ba­ba­tokpe Ajakaiye.

City News gath­ered that Abaji got N33, 642, 450.51m; Abuja Mu­nic­i­pal Area Coun­cil (AMAC) N8, 797, 892. 95m; Bwari got N13, 998, 435m 15m; Kwali, N30, 261, 76.89m, while Kuje got N28, 155, 590.77m and Gwag­wal­ada N50, 588, 378.31m.

Mean­while, one of the coun­cil chair­men, who spoke with our re­porter on con­di­tion of anonymity, yes­ter­day, de­cried the low coun­cils’ allocation, say­ing that it was pre­vent­ing the area coun­cils from em­bark­ing on in­fra­struc­ture projects.

“All our ex­pec­ta­tions are that things will im­prove but the amount I re­ceived can’t even pay half salaries of staff of my coun­cil, not to even talk of em­bark­ing on projects for peo­ple that voted for us,” he said.

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