Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City
The Edo Joint Account and Allocation Committee (JAAC) has put the total allocation to the 18 local government councils in the state for the month of August at N2,146,235,377.
Head of Owan East Local Government Administration, Mr. Akeena Ade-Akhani, presented the figures after the JAAC meeting presided over by Governor Godwin Obaseki, at the Government House in Benin City.
Presenting the figures, Ade-Akhani said the amount spent on mandatory expenditures was N1,440,618,407, which includes N1,091,012,888 for teachersâ€™ salary, while the distributable sum left for the 18 local councils was N705,616,970.
Ade-Akhani added that the sum of #212,879,888 was used for the payment of local government pensioners.
He further said that the meeting reviewed the use of electronic-system for revenue collection in the state which has recorded appreciable success and emphasised that the state government was not deducting any money from the local government allocations.