REVENUE ALLOCATION: FCT Area Councils, Stakeholders Share N2,724,546,444.33 Billion in May.
The Nigeria Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has disbursed a total sum of N2,724,546,444.33 billion to the six Area Councils in the FCT and other stakeholders as its share of statutory allocation for the month of May 2021,
Minister of State FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, who presided over the 154th Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC), meeting stated that there was a significant decline of funds allocated to the six area councils and other stakeholders when compared to the month of April.
In a statement by her Special Assistant on Media Austin Elemue, Dr. Aliyu revealed that in the month of April, the total sum of N4,035,289,643.20 billion was disbursed to the six area councils and other stakeholders, representing over 32.4 percent drop for the month of May 2021.
while explaining that the decline in the allocation was as a result of drop in the statutory revenue allocation from the federation account, the Minister said the figures released indicate that the sum of N864,650,673.55 million was made available for distribution to the six area councils, while the sum of N1,859,895,770.78 billion was made available to other stakeholders, bringing the total sum to N2,724,546,444.33 billion.
According to her, distribution to area councils show that the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), received N202,639,822.02 million, while Gwagwalada got N192,741,834.09 million and Kuje received N124,540,530.97 million.
Similarly, Bwari Area Council received N94,908,257.47 million, Abaji got N137,990,711.51 million and Kwali received N111,829,517.49 million bringing the total sum to N864,650,673.55 billion disbursed to the six area councils.
Furthermore, distribution to other stakeholders include: Primary Teachers which gulped N1,498, 321, 911.12 billion, 15 percent Pension Funds took N226,478,989.57 million, One percent Training Fund gulped N27, 245, 464.46 million, while 10 percent Employer Pension Contribution gulped N107,849, 405.63 million, bringing the total sum to N1,859,895,770.78 billion.
Aliyu, who used the occasion to affirm that there was no going back in the implementation of minimum wage to area councils staff, however, enjoined the councils boss o make sacrifice towards the health insurance policy of councils staff.
She, however, called for synergy of all revenue generation agencies with a view to scaling up the revenue base of the administration.
The minister commended all the stakeholders for showing understanding in the distribution of monthly allocation to area councils and other stakeholders.
Hilda Baci surpasses Guinness World Record
Nigerian chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, has surpassed the current Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time.
Hilda Baci, who is on a cooking marathon at Amore Gardens in the Lekki area of Lagos State, on Monday, May 15, hit 87 hours 50 minutes to surpass the record.
The 27-year-old chef had, on Thursday, May 11, set up a four-day ‘cook-a-thon’ at Amore Gardens to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time.
The current record for the world’s longest cooking marathon is held by Lata Tondon who completed the task in 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 secs in Rewa, India, in 2019.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, visited and commended Hilda Baci over the attempt to break the Guinness World Record.
Scores of Nigerians have since been commending the chef for the feat, while others, including celebrities defied the rain to physically cheer up the visibly tired chef.
Hilda Baci won the maiden edition of the Jollof Face-off Competition in 2021, pocketing a grand prize of $5000.
The Guinness Book of Records is a reference book that contains human and natural world records.
It was first published in 1955 by the Guinness Brewery in Ireland and has since become one of the world’s most well-known and frequently read reference books.
Individuals or groups must submit proof to the Guinness World Records team and go through a verification process to qualify for a world record listing.
Breaking: Tinubu arrives Abuja from France
The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has arrived in Abuja after one month away in France.
Tinubu’s flight touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at 04:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24.
The president-elect arrived from France in the company of his wife, Oluremi Tinubu, at the presidential wing of the Abuja airport to a rousing welcome by scores of members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and others who had been anticipating his arrival.
Tinubu left Nigeria for France on Tuesday, March 21.
The President-elect, in a statement issued by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, said he travelled abroad to rest and plan his transition programme ahead of his inauguration on May 29, 2023.
The former two-term governor of Lagos State added that he was prepared to leave France for Saudi Arabia for Lesser Hajj and the Ramadan Fasting which commenced on Thursday, March 23.
INEC Declares Fintiri Winner Of Adamawa Gov Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of the People Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the governorship election in Adamawa State.
Fintiri is re-elected for a second term in office.
It would be recall that INEC suspended collation for Saturday’s supplementary governorship election after the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Hudu Ari announced Aisha ‘Binani’ Dahiru of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner.
INEC invalidated the announcement, suspended Ari indefinitely and summoned him to its Abuja headquarters for interrogation.
The PDP candidate scored 430,821 votes to defeat All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Aisha ‘Binani’ Dahiru who got 396,788.
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