President Muhammadu Buhari’s office has just sent PREMIUM TIMES the statement below announcing the appointments of new chairperson and commissioners for the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).
RMAFC was established by Decree No.49 of 1989 (now an Act of National Assembly) to handle revenue allocation and fiscal matters on a continuous basis.
However, Decree No.49 of 1989 was later amended by Decree No.99 of 1993 (now RMAFC Act Cap R7 LFN 2004). The Commission was thus re-named Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under Section 153(1) as one of the Fourteen (14) Federal Executive Bodies.
The Federation Account is a common pool from which revenues generated into it are then shared among the three tiers of Government.
The Commission therefore, has the statutory mandate to monitor all accruals into and disbursement of revenue from the Federation Account.
The agencies that collect and remit revenue into the Account include: Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), etc. This is to ensure that all revenues accruable into the Federation Account are collected, properly accounted for and paid into this Account.
READ FULL STATEMENT ON THE NEW APPOINTMENTS BELOW.
In accordance with the provision of Section 154(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded to the Senate for confirmation, the names of thirty (30) nominees as Chairman and Commissioners of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).
The names were conveyed in a letter signed by the President to the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, asking for expeditious consideration and confirmation of the appointments.
Below are the names, states of origin and positions of the nominees respectively.
|Ebonyi||Engr. Elias Mbam||Chairman|
|Abia||Chris Alozie Akomas||Commissioner|
|Akwa Ibom||Ayang Sunday Okon||Commissioner|
|Anambra||Chima Philip Okafor||Commissioner|
|Benue||Samuel Adaa Maagbe||Commissioner|
|Cross River||Ntufam Eyo Nsa Whiley||Commissioner|
|Delta||Mr. Andrew Ogheneovo Agbaga||Commissioner|
|Ebonyi||Commissioner||Barr. Patrick Nworu Mgbebu|
|Edo||Mr. Victor Eboigbe||Commissioner|
|Ekiti||Amujo Philip Ajayi||Commissioner|
|Enugu||Mrs. Maria Chinyere Aniobi||Commissioner|
|FCT||Hon. Musa Tanko Abari||Commissioner|
|Gombe||Mohammed Kabeer Usman||Commissioner|
|Jigawa||Alhaji Ahmed Mahmoud Gumel||Commissioner|
|Katsina||Alh. Kabir Muhammad Mashi||Commissioner|
|Kano||Barr. Umar Farouk Abdullahi||Commissioner|
|Kebbi||Rilwan Hussein Abarshi||Commissioner|
|Kogi||Hon. Suleiman Kokori Abdul||Commissioner|
|Kwara||Abdullahi Shuaibu Yaman||Commissioner|
|Lagos||Dr. Wright Olusegun Adekunle||Commissioner|
|Nasarawa||Aliyu A. Abdulkadir||Commissioner|
|Niger||Ibrahim Bako Bagudu Shettima||Commissioner|
|Ogun||Mr. Fari Adebayo||Commissioner|
|Ondo||Mr. Tokunbo Ajasin||Commissioner|
|Plateau||Mr. Alexander Shaiyen||Commissioner|
|Rivers||Wenah Asondu Temple||Commissioner|
|Yobe||Alhaji Modu Aji Juluri||Commissioner|
|Zamfara||Abubakar Sadiq A. Gusau||Commissioner|
|Bauchi||Prof. Isa B. Mohammed||Commissioner|
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
February 8, 2019