Rivers: Assembly summons commissioner, Amaechi’s aide over dwindling revenue




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Port Harcourt- The Rivers State yesterday directed  the Special Adviser to Chibuike Amaechi on Revenue Generations, Nwankwo Nwankwo and the Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Chamberlain  Peterside, to appear before what called the state’s  dwindling internally generated revenue.
Also summoned was the Chairman of Rivers State Internal Revenue Service Board, Mrs. Onene Osila Obele. The invitation followed a motion to the internal revenue base of the state, which was presented by Deputy of the , Robinson Ewor.
Ewor, in the motion, the to the revenue base to enable the chief executive meet up with the daily administration of the state.[eap_ad_2] 
He pointed out in the past one year, the state has witnessed a downward trend in monies accruing to the state from the federation account.
“From a monthly average of about N17 to N13 ; this amount cannot cater for the payment of staff salaries, overheard and general administration of the state,” he said.
In his contribution, of the House, Chidi Lloyd, stated there was a monumental going on at the internal revenue , accusing the board of making efforts to improve the revenue base of the state.
Lloyd reiterated his earlier during the screening of the chairman and members of the board, where he said the chairman should occupy two positions at the same time.
He, therefore, suggested the law establishing the board should be amended and the chairman should be prevented from occupying dual positions in the same institution.
In his ruling, the Deputy , Leyii Kwanee, presided the session, mandated the Clerk of the House to write to the three , inviting them to the next sitting.
He warned that no excuse would be accepted from them. “We are to accept any excuse. There will be no room for any excuses,” he stated. (Daily Trust)[eap_ad_3]