North-East holds summit on revenue generation

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THREE ministers, six governors, National Assembly members and local council chairmen from the North-East are among major stakeholders that would visit Gombe State today for an advocacy workshop on how states and councils in the zone could enhance their revenue base and improve the economy.

  Speaking during a pre-workshop press briefing, the Federal Commissioner representing Gombe State in the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Ambassador Saidu Mohammed Fawu, said Nigeria has over the years depended largely on oil and gas as the main stay of the economy hence, the need for the country to diversify its revenue base to pay less attention to oil and gas.

  He explained that one of the constitutional responsibilities of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission is to sensitise states and local governments on how to enhance their revenue base.

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Source: Guardian Newspaper

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