Vice President Kashim Shettima on Tuesday assured that the Federal Government will provide every support to the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) to enable it become more proactive and responsive to its mandates.
The Vice President said this when he received a delegation of the commission led by the Chairman, Mohammed Shehu at the Presidential Villa.
Shettima said explained that the commission remained critical to the polity and stability of the country.
He said that the work of the Commission transcends all tiers of government especially at it relates to its onerous task of assisting government to generate adequate revenue to deliver on the democratic dividends across the federation.
Vice President Shettima 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 the input from the subnational to the federal and the legislative to the judiciary.
According to him, 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 revenue generation and the efforts put in place towards addressing some of the challenges facing the Commission. He however disclosed the Commission needs the support of the Federal Government in its bid to find solutions to some of the challenges, in order for it to deliver on its mandate effectively.
The Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission is an agency of 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 Mr. Kabir Muhammad Masih, Hon. Maagbe Samuel Adaa, Fari Adebayo, Ntufam Eyo Nsa Whiley, Sen. Ayogu Eze and Ahmed Yusuf.