The 18 local government councils in Edo state shared N2.95 billion for the month of July as against N2.18 billion disbursed in June.
Macauley Ehonor, head of local government administration, Esan south-east, disclosed this after the monthly meeting of the state’s joint account and allocation committee (JAAC) presided over by Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state.
Ehonor explained that N1.45 billion of the N2. 95 billion July allocation was used for mandatory expenditures such as payment of primary school teachers’ salaries, one per cent training fund, as well as five per cent payment for traditional rulers.
He added that the distributable sum left for the 18 LG councils was put at N1.49 billion, while the Paris Club Refund would be used to pay outstanding salaries of workers across all the local government councils.
He said that the electronic collection of taxes, levies and fixed rates in the entire local government areas in the state commenced in July, and urged members of the public to comply with the directive.