The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday, swore Mohammad Shehu in as the new Chairman for the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission.
Buhari swore in the new official at a brief ceremony just before the commencement of the weekly hybrid Federal Executive Council meeting in the Executive Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.
Shehu who spoke to State House Correspondents after the ceremony, vowed that the commission will assist the federal government to generate more revenue, clog leakages and closely monitor the accruals to Federation account and disbursement.
He noted that the commission will continue to cater to the emoluments of political office holders and judicial officers as reflected in its constitution which had not been reviewed since 2008.
“The task is challenging. We all know the situation that Nigeria is, or even globally when you look at contemporary African countries like South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Egypt, all the economic issues that are facing including Nigeria. We had COVID-19, we had a recession, we now have the war with Ukraine, which has affected many countries and revenues are down all over.
“So, our task, as revenue mobilization is how we can assist Mr. President to get more revenue for the Federation, block leakages, looking at the constitutional responsibility of the Commission, which of course are, monitoring of accruals to Federation account and disbursement, and also…