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VP Shettima assures FG support for RMAFC

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The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, has assured the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) of the Federal Government’s support in order to make it more proactive and responsive to its mandate.

Vice President Shetima gave the assurance on Tuesday when he received a delegation of the Commission led by the Chairman, Mohammed B. Shehu, in his office at the Presidential Villa.

While underscoring the importance of the Commission to the polity, the Vice President stated that the work of the Commission transcends all tiers of government, especially as it relates to its onerous task of assisting the government to generate adequate revenue to deliver democratic dividends across the federation.

He noted that the Federal Government under President Tinubu would address some of the challenges facing the Commission, noting that some of the solutions might require input from the subnational to the federal and the legislative to the judiciary.

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The Vice President stated further that since the Commission is a constitutional body, any amendment to its mandate must pass through the National Assembly, especially any changes that would affect its operations, so that “you can perform your constitutional functions without difficulties.”

Earlier, in his remarks, the Chairman informed the Vice President on the activities and achievements of the Commission, especially in the area of revenue generation, and the efforts put in place towards addressing some of the challenges facing the Commission.

He, however, disclosed that the Commission needs the support of the Federal Government in its bid to find solutions to some of the challenges in order to deliver on its mandate effectively.

The Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission is an agency of the government that oversees the revenues accruing to and disbursement of such funds from the Federal Account. The body also assures that there is conformity and equity in the nation’s revenue allocation formulae.

In the delegation were some commissioners, which included Kabir Muhammad Masih, Maagbe Samuel Adaa, Fari Adebayo, Ntufam Eyo Nsa Whiley, Ayogu Eze, and Ahmed Yusuf.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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