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RMAFC explains involvement in tax monitoring, verification

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The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), says on-going monitoring and verification exercise on tax collections by Deposit Money Banks appointed by FIRS and Customs is within its mandate.

It said this in a statement issued by Mr Ibrahim Mohammed, Head, Public Relations, on Sunday in Abuja, adding that the exercise was in order.

Mohammed said as contained in Section 6(1) of the RMAFC Act, 2004, the mandate provided that the commission should  have powers to among others,  monitor  accruals to and disbursement of revenue from the Federation Account.

He said  the organisation was  not a tax authority but a revenue watchdog that monitored revenue collections by revenue generating entities like the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

Other entities it monitored revenue collections from were the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and others that remited directly into the federation account.

Mohammed said  the revenue streams that accrued into federation account under the watch of RMAFC included tax (Withholding Tax and Value Added Tax) royalties, signature bonuses, customs duties and tariffs among others.

According to  him, the has clarification is imperative following reports that challenges the legality of the exercise by vested interests.

“It is worth clarifying that RMAFC do not deal with individual tax payers directly but monitors collections by collaborating with sister agencies like Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),NNPC, DPR, Customs and FIRS.

“This is to ascertain how much was actually collected and remitted into the federation account to minimise revenue leakages,” he said.

He recalled that in an earlier exercise covering January 2008 to June 2012, RMAFC had announced the recovery of N4.2 billion from  banks, promising that more recoveries would be made.

“Buoyed by the huge success recorded, the commission following the approval of the National Economic Council (NEC) launched the second phase of the exercise covering the period of July 2012 to December 2015 which so far establishes N57.7 billion.

“Thus far, N48.7 billion has already been recovered and remitted into  federation account while the remaining balance of N9.07 billion which relates to withholding tax on dividend only has been duly released to  benefitting states Boards of Internal Revenue (SBIR),” he said.

Mohammed, however, said  the commission was working to ensure transparency and accountability in revenue generation and remittance with a view to reducing revenue leakages.

He added that to achieve that, the commission sought further collaboration and cooperation of revenue generating and regulatory agencies, anti-corruption agencies,  Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and the media.

RMAFC was established to monitor accruals into and disbursement of revenue from the federation account, review from time to time, the  allocation formula and principles in operation to ensure conformity with changing realities.

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President Buhari appoints RMAFC Secretary, CMD DG

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Mohammad Shehu as Secretary, Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), for an initial term of five years with effect from March 19.

Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), made the disclosure in a statement signed by Mr Willie Bassey, Director of Information, office of the SGF, in Abuja.

Buhari also approved the appointment of Mr Bitrus  Chinoko as the Director-General of the Centre for Management Development (CMD), Lagos, with effect from April 27.

Until his appointment, Chinoko was in an acting capacity at the CMD.

The President congratulated the new appointees and urged them to bring their wealth of experience to bear on their appointments.

Edited By: Tayo Ikujuni/Ifeyinwa Omowole (NAN)

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RMAFC commissioner says improved investment in mineral resources will strengthen economy

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Improved investment aimed at harnessing the abundant mineral resources in the country will go a long way toward strengthening the Nigerian economy, a top official of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation, and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) said.

Mr Bimbo Kolade, the Commissioner representing Oyo in the commission, said this in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Abuja on Friday.

Kolade said that it was high time more investment in mineral resources were encouraged to drive the development and growth of the economy.

He noted that it had become important to ensure the three tiers and arms of government harnessed resources at their disposal to boost revenue generation.

The commissioner said: “There is no state in Nigeria today that has no mineral deposits.

“As a commission, we are liaising with the ministry that has the primary responsibility of mineral development.

“We too have been visiting states, to ensure that they pick interest in the mineral deposits within their states.

“To be able to ensure they provide necessary security and checks in all these areas, where these artisans’ activities are going on.

“So that necessary revenue, taxes and the rest of it can be paid to the government, giving the federal government opportunity to make money while the states also collect their charges.

“Even, the Local Government benefits from it also.”

He said although the commission was established to monitor revenues from all government agencies, the nation’s economy which largely depended on oil, could be diversified to boost its revenue generation.

He mentioned that 80 per cent of the revenue accrued to the federation was derived from activities of the oil sector.

Kolade noted that the irregular review of revenue formula constitutionally recommended for every five years was among other challenges facing the commission.

He mentioned the inability to effectively block monitor leakages to ensure proper derivation of revenue generated from resources and the need to boost sources of revenue to also posed great difficulty for the commission.

He identified the fight against corruption to be one of the cardinal objectives of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, saying more would be done at state levels to improve revenue generation.

He, however, revealed the commission’s plan to employ the use of technology in its monitoring operations in tackling corruption in perceived areas where they were financial leakages across the country.

NAN reports that RMAFC was established under Decree No.49 of 1989, (now an Act of National Assembly) to handle revenue allocation and fiscal matters on a continuous basis.

Edited By: Kevin Okunzuwa/Emmanuel Yashim

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Revenue generation: RMAFC engages agencies to enhance collection

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The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), says it is collaborating with other revenue generating agencies to enhance revenue collection for the Federation Account.

A statement signed by Mr Chris Nwachukwu, RMAFC spokesman, quoted Mr Maagbe Adaa, the Chairman of the Inland Revenue Committee of the Commission, as stating this on Thursday, in Abuja.

It said that Adaa, who spoke at a stakeholders’ meeting, declared that it was imperative to strengthen cordial relationship with stakeholders, while enhancing techniques on the monitoring of accruals and disbursement of revenue for Federation Account.

He further said that enhancing accruals to the Federal Account would make it possible for President Mohammadu Buhari to achieve his promise to empower 100 million Nigerians in the next four years.

“The meeting was meant to bring the stakeholders together in order to collaborate in areas of revenue generation and collection.

“The meeting emphasised the need for collective efforts, reachable data and information that will help government to make informed decisions toward increases revenue yields,” the statement said.

Edited by: Olabisi Akinbode and Ephraims Sheyin
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RMAFC urges Abia Gov’t to focus on sustainable fiscal efficiency policies

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Chief Chris Akomas, a Commissioner of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), has charged Abia Government to evolve policies and programs that will sustain  fiscal efficiency in the state.

 

Speaking on Tuesday when he paid Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia a visit at the Government House, Umuahia, Akomas said that fiscal efficiency played a huge role in revenue generation.

 

He said that this could be facilitated through effective monitoring and administration of the state’s resources as it concerned activities in the non-oil sector.

 

Akomas said that the commission was seeking to stop leakages of government resources and encouraging increased exploration of the potentials in the non-oil sector.

 

“We are here to seek collaboration for effective and efficient improvement in the way things are done. We need to work together to ensure credible data collection.

 

“Over the years, we have experienced challenges in monitoring generation and disbursement of revenue from the federation.

 

“Proper documentation of revenue generating activities and how the revenue is handled remains essential in maintaining fiscal efficiency and review of revenue allocation formula,” he said.

 

Responding, Gov Ikpeazu called on the Federal Government to review the indices utilised in revenue allocation in Nigeria.

 

He said that the parameters for determining the allocation given to states were not doing justice to the needs of the people of Abia.

 

According to him, one of the parameters utilised in disbursing funds to the state for the health sector is the number of beds in the health facilities.

 

Ikpeazu said that this method had not been favourable to Abia, because the health policies and programs of the state government was focused on preventive medicine.

 

The governor said that the state government was poised to work with the agency to promote programs and policies that would improve the welfare of the people of Abia.

 

 

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FIRS contributes 59.7% of funds to federation account, says RMAFC

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The Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) says the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) contributed 59.7 per cent of revenues in the Federation Account in the last three months.

The Chairman of RMAFC, Mr Elias Mbam, said this on Thursday in Abuja when he led a team of RMAFC commissioners and other  anagement members to the FIRS on a familiarisation visit.

“I want to observe with pleasure that in the last three months, the FIRS has been the major contributor to the federation account. The average contribution from the FIRS in the last three months is about 59.7 per cent.

“In other words, more than half of the revenue shared to the three tiers of government comes from the FIRS. So, I thank you for that effort,” he said.

Mbam said the familiarisation visit was to help him and his team to acquaint themselves with  activities of the service, their challenges and what the government could do to help.

“We also want to know where we can be of help. We are all working for the same government and our work is collaborative,”  he said.

In response,  the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Mr Tunde Fowler, said that FIRS would continue do its best to generate revenue to fund the three tiers of government.

“We have always told ourselves that the job we do is for the love of the country and we will continue to deliver quality services in tax administration in Nigeria.

“This is why we are deploying technology to make it easy for taxpayers to pay their taxes conveniently, even from the comfort of their homes or offices, download tax receipts and do other transaction with FIRS without visiting the tax office.

“We know the need for increased revenues to the government and we will continue to do our best to fund the three tiers of government,” he said.

Fowler presented a book on President Muhammadu Buhari entitled: “Taxpayers are King” to Mbam and said that FIRS adopted the book to underscore the selfless services of President Buhari to Nigeria.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated an uncommon love for this country.

“His love for the country led him to the military where he served very well and became the Military Head of State. His passion for Nigeria prompted him to election to be a civilian president.

“The style of President Buhari is what we are adopting in FIRS. We make it clear to ourselves that our job must be for the love of the country,” he said. (NAN)

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OML 112: Court restrains RMAFC, AGF from deducting money from Rivers statutory allocation

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The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, stopped Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) from deducting money from Rivers statutory allocation in respect of the OML 112 Offshore.

The court also ordered RMAFC to comply with the Supreme Court’s judgment regarding the OML112 Offshore and stop the deductions of the sums of N502 million or any sum whatsoever forming the proprietary rights of Rivers State government.

Delivering judgment, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, equally ordered the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), the Accountant General of the Federation and the RMAFC to pay interest at the various commercial rates not being less than 15 per cent per annum with monthly rests, on the illegally deducted and denied 13 per cent derivation due to the plaintiff from OML 112 offshore until satisfaction of the whole debt.

The suit was instituted by the Attorney General of Rivers to challenge the deduction of N502 million  accruing from OML 112 from the statutory allocation of the state by the defendants.

Nigeria News Agency reports that while the Accountant General of the Federation is the first defendant, AGF is the second defendant.

Justice Taiwo also directed the defendants to make a full refund of the 13 per cent derivation illegally denied the plaintiff from the crude oil and gas production within OML 112 offshore from Sept. 2018 till the determination of the suit; and thereafter.

Meanwhile, before the judgment, the court resisted attempts by counsel to RMAFC, Prof. Taiwo Osipitan, SAN, to arrest the judgment via an application for stay of proceedings.

Justice Taiwo, who dismissed the application for lacking in merit, held that it did not meet the condition precedent for it to be granted.

While describing the application as a veil attempt to arrest his judgment, Justice Taiwo said the rules of the court did not donate to him, the power to arrest his own judgment.

“I have looked at the affidavit in support of his application and I did not see how this court can stay proceedings,” he said.

According to him, the applicant has failed to furnish the court with all relevant documents for due consideration of his application and he does so at his own peril as this application will be refused.

He maintained that the first defendant did not meet the basic principles in the granting of stay of proceedings which he listed to include; whether there is a pending appeal properly entered at the Court of Appeal or where such an appeal raised issue of jurisdiction of the trial court.

According to the judge, the first defendant was fully aware of the matter in court but chose to sleep on his right by not entering appearances or filling any process.

“The first defendant was dully served with the originating summons and hearing notices on July 5 but he did not enter appearance or file any processes in court, only the second defendant who is a nominal party did.

“He was equally on July 10, served with the interim order of this court made on July 9, by this court along with hearing notice and the originating summons.

“The first defendant who chose to voluntary stay away from the proceedings is not covered by section 36 of the 1999 constitution.

“The role of the court is to maintain a level playing field for parties to ventilate their grievances.

“Where counsel failed to utilise the opportunity, he cannot now turn around to blame the court.

“Once that opportunity is offered, the duty of the court ends,” he said.

Justice Taiwo, therefore, said he found “no merit in this application and same is hereby refused.”

After refusing the application, he proceeded to read his judgment in the suit which was filed and argued by Counsel to the plaintiff, Lucius Nwosu, SAN.

The judge, after analysing the issues canvassed in the originating summons and the counter affidavit filed by the AGF, resolved all the issues in favour of the plaintiff.

He noted that the non filling of a counter affidavit by the first defendant to challenged the facts contained the affidavit in support of the originating summons was fatal to his case.

Justice Taiwo held that the consequence of an unchallenged affidavit is that the facts are uncontroverted and well established.

NAN reports that the suit raised some constitutional questions for determination by the court.

“Whether the provisions of Section 235 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) gives a stamp of finality to any decision of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and thereby renders the purported administrative acts of review by the defendants to deduct or purport to deduct the money”.

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FEATURE: Hope Rises for New Revenue Sharing Formula with RMAFC’s Board Full Complement

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FEATURE: Hope Rises for New Revenue Sharing Formula with RMAFC’s Board Full Complement

A News analysis by Obike Ukoh, Nigeria News Agency

Before the inauguration of the board of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) by President Muhammadu Buhari, workers of the commission had carried out a protest to complain about the consequences of an “incomplete board’’.

The workers during their Wednesday, June 6, 2018 protest, said the absence of a board affected the performance of the commission.

The RMAFC was established by law to monitor the accruals into and disbursement of revenue from the federation account, and to review from time to time, the revenue allocation formula and principles in operation to ensure conformity with changing realities.

The commission is also expected to advise the federal, state and local governments on fiscal efficiency and methods by which their revenue is to be increased, among others.

Mr Martins Adeoye, Chairman, Senior Staff Association of the agency, said that instead of 37 commissioners, representing the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, the commission had only seven.

He also said the core functions of the commission were threatened.

“One of our core functions is to carry out oversight functions of the revenue collecting agencies of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Ministry of Finance.

“We are supposed to collect data from them to ensure that what accrues to the federation account is the actual amount, but with poor funding and the few commissioners on ground, how do we do that?

“We have been receiving letters since the beginning of the year asking us to wake up to our responsibilities.

“So, the main aim of this protest is to appeal to the President to please constitute the board and assist us in funding the commission well so that we can discharge our responsibilities adequately,’’ said Adeoye.

Mr Elias Mbam, the immediate past chairman of the commission completed his tenure in November 2015, was re-appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016, but his name was not immediately sent to the Senate for confirmation.

The name of Mbam and other members of the commission were eventually sent to the Senate that confirmed them, while Buhari inaugurated them on Thursday, June 27.

Buhari at the inauguration of Mbam alongside the other 30 commissioners charged them to be fair and just to all tiers of government.

The president urged them not to compromise the commission’s constitutional mandate for whatever reasons.

Buhari also enjoined the commission to work hard toward meeting the Federal Government’s target of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years.

He said: “The mandate of the commission is very wide and has an important role for our country’s economy. The commission must be fair and just to the three tiers and arms of government without compromising its core mandate.

“In my speech on June 12 Democracy Day, I informed Nigerians that this administration has laid the foundation for transforming our country and liberating our people from the shackles of poverty by putting policies and measures to integrate our rural economies to the national economic grid.

“Our measure is to extend credit facilities currently available, to be able to encourage and support domestic production of basic goods and reduce our reliance on imported goods.

“I set a target for our country to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years. This commitment is to further challenge the RMAFC to rise to its constitutional responsibilities and mandate,’’ he said.

The president also charged the members of the commission to concentrate more on expanding the other sources of revenue like non-oil sources, including solid minerals.

He urged them to use all legal ways and means to strengthen the commission’s monitoring mechanism and block leakages of revenue from the federation account.

He said that they should also ensure that all relevant laws and regulations on revenue collections and remittances were fully complied with and appropriate sanctions meted to defaulters.

He called on the National Assembly to put in place “relevant enabling laws that shall guarantee the commission the legal ability to ensure that defaulters of revenue laws are appropriately sanctioned’’.

Mbam, who spoke to State House correspondents at the end of the swearing-in, said the commission would work towards increasing the revenue shared by federal, state and local governments.

He said that the president was emphatic in tasking the commission to deliver on its mandate, adding that they will work towards that.

“We need to increase the sources of revenue to the federation account; in other words, we will concentrate more efforts on how to increase the size of cake for allocation to the three tiers of government, instead of struggling to share a shrinking cake.

“So, the commission will key into the diversification programme of the Federal Government with a view to finding other sources of revenue that will increase resources to the federation account.

“One of our responsibilities is to review the revenue allocation formula and I am saying that we will deliver on our mandate.

“The issue is not just to add and subtract; it derives through a process; whatever you get is derived through a process; more responsibilities, more money,’’ Mbam said.

At a maiden meeting with the commissioners, Mbam reiterated his resolve to increase the size of the “national cake’’ as well as come out with new revenue sharing formula.

Mbam said that his focus during his second tenure would be to ensure the diversification of the economy as well as ensure that all sectors contribute more to the growth of the nation’s economy.

The RMAFC boss said that the commission would also review the remuneration of political office holders in the country to reflect the current economic realities.

“We are not going to leave any of the items in our mandate. We are going to address all issues in the mandate.

“And that is why we are going to be more concerned with increasing the size of the different sources of revenue rather than fight and dissipate energy over sharing of revenue that is getting smaller,’’ he said.

Mbam said that the nation’s revenue sharing formula, which determines how much of the revenue generated goes to the federal, state and local governments, would be revisited.

He recalled that in 2015, the commission conducted a nationwide consultation with key stakeholders and came up with a new revenue sharing formula which was presented to the then President.

“However, nothing has been heard of it. The then President did not present it to the National Assembly to be passed into law,’’ he said.

According to the RMAFC boss, the revenue formula has not been rejected. It is inconclusive.

Stakeholders say that the current RMAFC board, headed by Mbam, would perform as he was in a familiar terrain.

RMAFC under Mbam in 2013, organised workshops in the six geo-political zones in the country for the purpose of sensitising the public on the need to diversify the economy and increase the size of the national purse.

At the inauguration of the workshop entitled: “Economic Diversification for Sustainable Development’’ in Asaba, Mbam said there was danger in running mono economy.

He urged the states and local governments in the country to improve their revenue generation and ensure fiscal efficiency with a view to reducing over-dependence on monthly allocation.

“Currently, oil and gas resources drive the nation’s economy; these hydrocarbon resources are exhaustible, non-renewable and vulnerable to international price volatility and politics.

“Therefore, we must diversify in order to ensure sustainable means of funding our national development and reduce the over-dependence on oil and gas revenue,’’ he said.

He noted that the workshop would give the governments and stakeholders in each zone the opportunity to share experiences and explore strategies of exploiting and developing the various peculiar resources in their respective states.

Mbam also told the National Conference, convoked by then President Goodluck Jonathan in 2014, that the commission lacked the powers to monitor how funds allocated to various establishments were spent.

Mbam was summoned to explain the fat salaries paid to political office holders, especially members of the National Assembly.

He recalled that in 2002, the commission was taken to court for monitoring the use of money already allocated to tier of government.

Mbam said that the Supreme Court, in a lead judgment read by Justice Niki Tobi, ruled that the commission’s act was in contradiction of its mandate, which should be monitoring accruals into the federation account and ensuring that the beneficiaries got their duties.

“The court rules that it was not our responsibility to monitor how monies disbursed to the tiers of government are being spent.

“Although it is not our wish to go against the ruling of the Supreme Court; we feel strongly that our job should not end in monitoring the disbursement of revenue.

“We should be able to check how judiciously the recipients have applied the resources at their disposal, but unfortunately, the laws do not allow us to do that.

“If the commission is to be able to satisfactorily deal with its responsibilities, there is need for its act to be amended, while it is better funded and motivated,’’ he said.

Stakeholders say that President Muhammdu Buhari was right in reappointing Mbam, but want the National Assembly to cooperate with RMAFC to strengthen its act to enable it perform on its mandate, especially increasing the size of distributable cake. (NANFeatures)

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RMAFC to improve federation revenues — chairman

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) The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), has pledged to increase the size of revenue shared by the three tiers of government in the next five years.

The reappointed RMAFC Chairman, Mr Elias Mbam, made the pledge in Abuja on Monday at an inaugural meeting with the new Commissioners representing the 36 states and the FCT.

Mbam said that his focus during his second tenure would be to ensure the diversification of the economy and as well as ensure that all sectors contribute more to the growth of the nation’s economy.

The RMAFC boss said that the Commission would also review the remuneration of political office holders in the country to reflect the current economic realities.

“We are not going to leave any of the items in our mandate. We are going to address all issues in the mandate.

“And that is why we are going to be more concerned with increasing the size of the different sources of revenue rather than fight and dissipate energy over sharing of revenue that is getting smaller,’’ he said.

Mbam said that the nation’s revenue sharing formula, which determines how much of the revenue generated goes to the federal, state and local governments, would be revisited.

He recalled that in 2015, the Commission conducted a nationwide consultation with key stakeholders and came up with a new revenue sharing formula which was presented to the President.

“However, nothing has been heard of it. The then President did not present it to the National Assembly to be passed as law,” he said.

Mbam said that the issue would be revisited and the new commissioners would be further briefed so they could advise on the best possible way forward.

According to the RMAFC boss, the revenue formula has not been rejected. It is inconclusive.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had on Thursday inaugurated board of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission.

Thirty commissioners were inaugurated by the President, with Mr Elias Mbam reappointed chairman for a second term.

Some of the Commissioners include the former Acting Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mr Kabir Mash, Mr Rilwan Abarchi, Chris Akomas, Ayang Okon, Chima Okafor, Prof. Isa Mohammed, and Patrick Mgbebu among others. 

 

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RMAFC to concentrate on increasing size of `cake’ for allocation – Chairman

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Mr Elias Mbam, the Chairman, Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), says the commission will work towards increasing the revenue shared by federal, state and local governments.

Mbam made this known to State House correspondents on Thursday after President Muhammadu Buhari swore him in as RMAFC Chairman alongside commissioners representing 30 states at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Senate, had on May 8, confirmed the reappointment of Mbam from Ebonyi State as the Chairman of RMAFC.

He said that the president was emphatic in tasking the commission to deliver on its mandate, adding that they will work towards that.

“We need to increase the sources of revenue to the federation account; in other words, we will concentrate more efforts on how to increase of the size of cake for allocation to the three tiers of government instead of struggling to share a shrinking cake.

“So, the commission will key into the diversification programme of the Federal Government with a view to finding other sources of revenue that will increase resources to the federation account.

“One of our responsibilities is to review the revenue allocation formula and I am saying that we will deliver on our mandate.

“The issue is not just to add and subtract; it derives through a process; whatever you get is derived through a process; more responsibilities, more money,’’ Mbam said.

On staff union’s concern about engaging consultants instead of allowing RMAFC’s staff to work, he assured that everybody would be given his fair due.

According to him, there are some issues that requires specialised attention; hence the need for services of the consultants.

“But everybody knows the schedule of his duties and we cannot deprive anybody from his schedule of duties,’’ he said.

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