By Dumah Randong
Plateau State government said it has repositioned the state revenue base to guarantee the sustainability and independence of its income.
Governor Simon Lalong disclosed this when the Chairman Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) Elias Mbam and top officials of the commission paid a visit at Government House, Rayfield, Jos.
The Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission is an agency of the Federal Government empowered by the commission to monitor income, distribution of revenue, the Federal State and local governments on fiscal efficiency and methods to increase revenue generation among other functions.
The governor who was represented by his Deputy, Professor Sonni Tyoden noted that has adopted administration some measures such as the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy, established an efficiency office as well as restructure and reorganized the revenue board which led to the increase in revenue profile of the state.
He further disclosed that the state would soon organize an economic summit to enable all actors in revenue generation key into the economic development plans and assured that government will constantly adhere to the commission’s advise for better planning.
Earlier, Chairman Revenue Mobilization Avocation and Fiscal Commission, Elias Mbam represented by the Director of Allocation Ahmed Maikano had disclosed that the commission was on the assessment tour of the economic diversification programmes of every state in its plan to end the cycle of dependency on oil revenue in the country.
According to him, Plateau State under the leadership of Governor Lalong who was ready to join the train of economic diversification and expressed optimism that the commission’s mandate would be fully implemented in the state.