Taraba can survive without depending on federal allocations – RMAFC

The leadership of the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), has argued that Taraba state can survive without federal government allocations.

The commission cited the various natural resources domiciled in the State.
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This was the position of Aliyu Almakura Abdulkadir, the Team Leader of RMAFC that was on Thursday in the state to interact with stakeholders on how the state could be self-sustaining.

During the meeting which was held at the State Board of Internal Revenue, the team leader said the purpose of their coming to the state was to see how the state can become less dependent on federal allocation.

He said that at the onset of COVID-19, the reliance on petrol became uncertain because its price collapsed at the international market and the government had to resort to borrowing.

“Taraba” as stated by him “has the resources and capacity to generate revenue from within” adding that, “We are here to collectively understand what we are doing, and review them in order to be self-sustaining.”

Abdulkadir, who happens to be the Federal Commissioner representing Nasarawa State in the commission, further said Kebbi State had succeeded through rice production and that Taraba could as well do more to triumph.

Earlier, the state Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Solomon Elisha, said despite the dwindling economic resources, the government was “painstakingly” doing all it can to bring succour to Tarabans.

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