Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, yesterday, urged the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), to consider improving revenue to the state in order to enable Kogi meet its rising challenges.
He made the plea during a visit to the commission where he served for over 15 years, referring to the visit as a “return to his primary constituency”, saying it has become imperative for the commission to help President Muhammadu Buhari achieve his change agenda.
In a press statement signed by the chief press secretary to the governor, Kingsley Fanwo and made available to LEADERSHIP, the governor said he was prepared to take Kogi State to higher height through effective delivery of democracy dividends to the people of the state.
Bello highlighted the needs of Kogi State to include the necessity to bridge the huge infrastructural deficit, security challenges and many other competing ends, saying he would continue to be a good ambassador of the commission.
The Kogi State chief executive said he had carried out staff verification exercise in the state to make its payrolls credible, assuring civil servants in the state of the readiness of his administration to protect every legitimate job.
In his response, the chairman of the commission, Alhaji Shetima Abagana thanked the governor for his visit.
He referred to the governor as a hardworking man of responsibility, who served the commission meritoriously.
Abagana assured the governor of the readiness of the commission to assist the state achieve her dreams. He said the commission would assist the state access whatever is due to it from the commission.
The governor was received at the commission with thunderous ovation by members of staff who testified to his good gesture and hard work while at the commission.