Yuguda pledges transparency in revenue sharing




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ABUJA – The newly appointed Minister State for Finance, Mr Bashir Yuguda, in Abuja on   to ensure transparency in the sharing in the country.

Yuguda made the promise when he was formally received in the , by the senior staff, including the and directors.

He said what usually brought discontent in the Federal Account Allocation Committee () meeting was when commissioners Finance were not carried along in all decisions concerning allocations.

He to work with the commissioners so that everyone could leave the meetings  satisfied.

“The way to move beyond all the disagreement that used to occur with the commissioners Finance during is to improve transparency in the way it is conducted.

“There is nothing hidden in the sharing of the coming into the coffers of government.

“So, once everything is laid before the governors, through their representatives; the accountants-general and commissioners of Finance, we will not have any problem,’’ he said.

Yuguda to work with the Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to achieve the mandate of the .

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“What am bringing to the of Finance is a continuity of .

have been a minister in for the last three and a half years, so am continuing with the mandate of Mr President.

assure you that am a team player and know my role as the Minister of State for Finance.

“I will work with my and directors and with the cooperation of the coordinating Minister of the Economy; I be able to deliver on my assignment,’’ he said.

Yuguda served as ’s  to the Arab Emirates and Qatar from 2008 to 2011.

He was until recently, the Minister of State for Works. (NAN)

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