FCTA Releases N76.5m JICA Counterpart Funding


Jaiyeola Andrews in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Thursday said it had released N76.5m being its counterpart fund for the execution of various projects in the FCT by the Japanese government as grant to Nigeria, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, made the disclosure when he received a delegation of JICA in Nigeria led by its Country Senior Representative, Mr. Hiroshi Kodama in his office.

The minister said N46.5m out of the N76.5m, was counterpart funding for integrated solid waste management system in the FCT under the Abuja Environmental Protection
Board (AEPB).

Bello noted that the balance of N30m was to serve as its share for the water sub-sector projects including metering of water consumers in the FCT.