The Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Micah Jiba, has denied allegations of mismanagement of council's allocations levelled against him describing it as lacking in substance.
Jiba who made this known while speaking to journalists said the leadership of the council had been doing its best to utilise the monthly allocation and internal revenue generated by the council for the benefit of residents.
He said it was therefore false for anyone to insinuate that the funds were not being properly disbursed.
"The people saying that we do not make proper use of our allocation are wrong. I have external and internal auditors. Even the federal auditors and the National Assembly, there is also the committee on area councils in the House of Representatives and the Senate. These are the people that are in a position to talk about the utilisation of area council allocations.
"So, the people who are saying that the council does not make proper use of allocations are outsiders who do not know anything about allocations and how it is used in a particular area council. The allocation is not something that is hidden. Anytime we have JAAC meetings, we do so openly. If you log on to the internet, you will see how much the council is receiving on a monthly basis as allocation," added.
Jiba stressed that though the allocations to the council was still below what was required, any amount received was put to judicious use for the benefit of residents of the council, he said.