The team lead, Jesmin Rahman, said this in a statement issued on Friday in Washington D.C at the conclusion of the virtual mission.
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Umahi made the appeal on Tuesday, when officials of the commission on a sensitisation and advocacy visit to the state paid him a courtesy call at the Old Government House, Abakaliki.
Elias Mbam, Chairman of the Commission, expressed the concern in a document made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.
The Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Chief Elias Mbam, has commended the efforts of the Federal Inland Revenue Service towards revenue generation, stating that the agency contributed 59.7 per cent revenues to the Federation Account in the last three months.
The collecting banks collect excise duties and taxes on behalf of the Federal Inland Revenue Service and the Nigeria Customs Service.
Speaking at a meeting with the Chairman and members of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, President Buhari expressed the view that the escalation of petroleum subsidy payments over recent years was due to the deliberate neglect of the nation’s refineries, oil pipelines and other related infrastructure to allow the importation of petroleum products and corruption to thrive
According to him, the state, which is a closer tier of government to the people, contends with various challenges affecting the socio-economic development of the people