By Joy Odigie
The Edo Joint Account and Allocation Committee (JAAC) distributed N2.15 billion among the 18 local government councils the state in August.
Mr Crusoe Osagie, the Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy to Gov. Godwin Obaseki, said this in a statement on Thursday.
According to Osagie, the Head of Owan East Local Government Administration, Mr Akeena Ade-Akhani, presented the figure after the JAAC meeting presided over by the governor.
He said that N1.44 billion was allocated to mandatory expenditures which include N1.09 billion for teachers’ salary while N705. 6 million distributable sum was left for the 18 local councils.
Osagie added that N212. 8 million 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, saying this had recorded appreciable success.
The governor’s aide quoted Ade -Akhani as saying that the state government does not deduct money from local government allocations. (NAN)