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The Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide, has said that the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), posted internally generated revenue of N1.10 billion for the month of June 2012.
The minister, who made this known at the FCT Area Councils Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting in Abuja, also confirmed that the sum of N1.743 billion being allocation from the federation cccount for May 2012 was allocated to the six area councils comprising, Abaji, Abuja Municipal, Bwari, Gwagwalada, Kuje and Kwali.
Akinjide, who was represented by the Director of Administration & Finance, Area councils services secretariat, Alhaji Yusuf Tsaiyabu, explained that the Abuja Geographical Information System (AGIS) contributed N486.82 million out of the total IGR for the preceding month.
“We achieved an IGR of N1.101 billion in June 2012. Of this amount, the sum of N486.82 million was realised by AGIS while Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) collected N304.01 million. Water Board recorded N202.57 million; Abuja Environmental Protection Board, N60.52 million, and Directorate of Road Traffic Services, N34.14 million,” she added.
Of the N1.743 billion allocated to the FCT area councils from the Federation Account, the minister noted that statutory deductions for primary school teachers in the six area councils, 15 per cent pension fund and one per cent training fund accounted for N926.04 million while the net allocation of N817.08 was paid to the six area councils.
She gave the details of the allocation to the area councils as: Abaji (N119.40 million); Abuja Municipal (N172.28 million); Bwari (N142.53 million); Gwagwalada (N143.59 million); Kuje (N121.42 million), and Kwali (N117.84 million).
Akinjide reiterated that FCTA would continue to uphold a transparent and open system of governance in the disbursement of funds to the six area councils.
She assured that the administration had put in place a mechanism to monitor the performance of the area councils on a monthly basis as well as reward the performing councils.
The JAAC meeting was attended by the chairmen of the six area councils.
Meanwhile, the minister has inaugurated a ministerial monitoring committee to ensure a hitch-free Hajj operation for this year.
The committee is chaired by the Secretary, Area Councils Secretariat, Honourable Yahaya Alhassan Gwagwa, and has as secretary, Alhaji Isiaka Kehinde, the personal assistant to the minister.
Other members of the ministerial are: Director of Treasury, Federal Capital Territory Administration, Alhaji Ibrahim Bomai; Director of Security, FCTA, Mallam A. Bashir; Director of Special Duties in the Office of the Minister of State, Alhaji Sagir Hamidu; Special Assistant to the Minister of State on Area Councils, Alhaji Ibraheem A. Ibraheem; Deputy Director, Admin in FCTA, Hajiya Suleiman Danbatta; Special Assistant to Permanent Secretary, FCTA, Salihu Ismaila Evuti; Alhaji Umarfarouk Adamu Auta, and Dr. Abdullahi.
The minister mandated the committee members to monitor the conduct of the 2012 Hajj operation as well as ensure the success of the operation.
“As the members of the committee are expected to do a clinical assessment of last year’s Hajj with a view to correcting any mistake made, we should be mindful of other novel factors which can impact on this year’s Hajj.
“The overall task, succinctly, is to make this year’s operation the best ever. It is expected that you will put in your possible best in this noble assignment,” she stated.
The chairman of the ministerial committee commended the minister for putting in place various measures, including the constituting a ministerial body for the operation, to ensure a smooth Hajj operation for the pilgrims.
He assured that the committee would assiduously accomplish the mandate given to them.Share
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