…as Finance Commissioner solicits more federal attention
The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RAMFAC) on Tuesday scored Osun high in the area of fiscal transparency and accountability which according to them is why the state has recorded impressive successes in the area of infrastructural development.
The Commission which is on a two-day sensitization and data-gathering tour to Osun stated this while meeting stakeholders in the Finance, Health and Education sectors of the state.
The tour which will take the Commission to the 36 States and FCT is being undertaken because of the need to review from time to time the allocation formulae and principles so as to conform with changing economic realities.
Speaking through the RAMFAC Federal Commissioner, Alhaji Abdulahi Yaman, the Commission said Osun is better placed for great things because the state governor is doing very well in the area fiscal transparency and accountability, which he said is the reason for excellent performances of the Governor.
He said, “As we were entering the state, we could see that the Governor here is doing really well. Apart from roads that are being constructed, we saw good looking hospitals and schools which are critical areas any responsible government must not take for granted.
“Osun is better placed and ready for great things because you have a Governor who has done well in the area of fiscal transparency and accountability an attribute which every Governor must imbibe especially at a time like this when the country doesn’t have money to throw around.
“We will ensure that what is due to Osun comes to you because the Governor has earned it through his sterling performances”. Alhaji Yaman stated.
Earlier in a welcome address, Osun Commissioner for Finance, Mr Bola Oyebamiji, appealed to the Commission to assist the state in every positive way because Osun desires more from the federation.
“Osun desires more from the federation account because we deserve it, as you can see we have done well with what we have gotten and we are anxious to do more”. Oyebamiji stated.