Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, says his administration would continue to partner with the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) in its sensitization drive on the new revenue formula for States of the federation.
Governor Amaechi said this today when a delegation of the RMAFC led by one of its federal commissioners, Chief Nimi Dambo-Kalabo visited him in Government House, Port Harcourt.
Represented by his deputy, Engr. Tele Ikuru, the Governor said the issue of distributing the nation’s resources is at the heart of the workings of our country, noting that such distribution should be commensurate with their contributions to the national treasury and help fast-track the development of the country, stressing that “if we do it rightly, we assure ourselves of
turning the country around for good”.
Governor Amaechi, who is also the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, urged the commission to put in its best in reforming the revenue formula,emphasizing that ” let the right thing be done in this country,” assuringthat his administration would do its best to assist it to work effectivelyon the sensitization exercise.
Speaking earlier, the Federal Commissioner and the team leader, Chief Nimi Dambo-Kalabo, noted that the aim of the visit is to have an interactive session with the three arms of the government on the new revenue sharing formula with a view to ensuring that it is just and equitable, adding that “it would be in the interest of the State to bring in what should be done
and not what the commission thinks it should be”.