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Reps pass 1.28trn 2024 FCT budget

The House of Representatives has passed the N1.28 trillion proposed Federal Capital Territory (FCT) budget for the 2024 fiscal year.

The budget was passed on Tuesday after the bill was presented for consideration by the Chairman, House Committee on FCT, Rep. Mukhtar Betara (APC, Borno) on Tuesday.

Presenting the bill, Betara said, “The House do receive the Report of the Committees on Federal Capital Territory and Federal Capital Territory Area Councils and Ancillary Matters on a Bill for an Act to Authorise the issue from the Federal Capital Territory Administration’s Statutory Revenue Fund of the Federal Capital Territory Administration Account, the total sum of (N1,282,270,610,283.00) one trillion, two hundred and eighty two billion, two hundred and seventy million, six hundred and ten thousand, two hundred and eighty three Naira, only.”

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Out of the sum, N140.915 billion is for personnel costs while the sum of N373.027 billion is for overhead costs; while the balance of N768.328 billion is for capital projects for the service of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Recall that the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, had appeared before the joint House Committee on FCT and the Committee on FCT Area Councils and Ancillary Matters on Monday to defend the proposed budget.

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