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Reps threaten to withhold FCT space councils’ finances over snub

The House of Representatives has threatened to withhold the annual budgetary allocation of the six Federal Capital Territory Area Councils for failing to honour invites prolonged to them by the House related standing Committees.

The decision adopted the refusal of the Chairmen of Area Councils to seem earlier than the joint House Committees on FCT Area Councils and Ancillary Matters met on Tuesday on the National Assembly Complex, Abuja

Consequently, the lawmakers summoned the FCT Minister of State, Mariya Mahmud and the Chairmen of the six FCT Area Councils to seem earlier than the joint Committees on Tuesday, July 16, 2024.

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In his contribution, Peter Uzokwe described the non-appearance of the council chairmen as disrespectful.

The Chairman of the House Committee on FCT Area Councils and Ancillary Matters, Frederick Agbedi, on his half, mentioned their failure to seem was unacceptable.

While noting {that a} new date will probably be communicated to the FCT Council Chairmen, the Committee dissolved into an government session.

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