Chima Azubuike, Gombe
Chairman Indices and Disbursement Committee of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Chris Akomas on Tuesday promised to assuage the effort of Gombe state government due to population increase caused by influx of Internally Displaced Persons.
Akomas stated this when he led a delegation to the state on a nationwide Sensitisation and Advocacy tour to States and Local Government on Data gathering and Development.
While appreciating the state government for it’s development strides, Akomas assured of the commission’s support due to the observed influx.
“The Commission is willing to do everything possible to improve on the current situation considering the increase in the population due to the influx of IDPs into the state as a result of insurgence in the North East region, ” he said.
On his part, Gombe State Commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning Mohammed Magaji, noted that Gombe state has managed to provide for her residents despite the weak allocation, adding that efforts are ongoing to do more.
He said, “Gombe is second from the rare in terms of revenue allocation from the Federal Government however, the State Government is able to cater for it’s citizens through the provision of social amenities across the State.”
While outlining the present administration’s achievement over the past one year in office, the Gombe finance Commissioner said, a total number of 114 Health centres have been provided across the state and equipped, while over 142 Schools were constructed and renovated.
He added that plans have been concluded for the upgrade of three General Hospital into a specialist health facility in the 3 senatorial zone while renovation and expansion of the Gombe State Specialist Hospital has since been Completed.
He said five Special Schools are to be established in Gombe State, as well as a comprehensive plans for youths and women empowerment programs calling on the commission for more support to enable the state deliver on these lofty goals.
The Commissioner added that the State is undergoing reforms in both public service and finance reforms for the propose of transparency and good Governmence.