RMAFC commissioners pledge commitment to non-oil revenue generation

By Emma Okereh

The newly appointed commissioners to the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), have pledged their unalloyed support to the federal government’s avowed commitment to the country’s economic diversification with focus on non-oil revenue generation to the federation economy. This position was disclosed in Abuja at their maiden interaction session with the chairman and other members of the commission.

While welcoming the new members, chairman of the commission, Engr Elias Mbam congratulated the commissioners on their new appointments.

He assured the new members of team work in order to achieve the objectives of their appointments and make their stay at the commission, a memorable one.

He expressed optimism that the commissioners will use their wide range of contacts and experiences to boost the revenue generation of the country especially when the country and the rest of the world are facing economic challenges caused by the covid-19 pandemic.

He noted that the commission is very critical to the realization of the economic diversification programme of the federal government mostly through the non-oil generation sector.

A press statement made available to The AUTHORITY by the commission’s public relations officer, Chris Nwachukwu, explained that while responding, the new commissioners expressed readiness to work with the management, staff and other members of RMAFC as a team. They pledged to use their expertise in both formal and informal sectors to add value to the commission’s effort in revenue generation and blockages.

The six newly appointed RMAFC commissioners are Salamatu Mohammed Bala (Adamawa),Hon Alfred Egba (Bayelsa), Alhaji Adamu Shetima .Y. (Borno), Oladele Semiu Gboyega (Osun), Bello Abubakar Wamako (Sokoto) and Ahmed A Yusuf (Taraba). This brings the total numberof commissioners appointed to the commission to 36 including the Federal Capital Territory. It said that the nominee representing Imo state is yet to be confirmed by the senate.

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