Chime Calls for Review of Revenue Sharing Formula.

Enugu  State Governor, Mr  Sullivan Chime   has called for upward review of the revenue sharing formula, describing  the current  formula   as lopsided.
Governor Chime noted that states in the South East zone were faced with enormous challenges including erosion control, cases of kidnapping  among others, adding that such challenges could be more effectively addressed with increased funding.
  The Governor  who stated this in an address through his Deputy, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi during the South East zonal public hearing on the review of the Revenue Allocation Formula in Nigeria organized by the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission,  in Enugu, argued  that such  review would  ensure equity and fair play,
In a  press statement from the  Enugu  Government House, Chime   observed that the state government occasionally takes the responsibility of the federal government, especially in the areas of road rehabilitation and equipment of the security agencies.
In his view,    the states revenue share  should reviewed upwards   to accommodate such challenges.
He proposed revenue sharing formula of 40% to the Federal Government, 40% to the States and 20% to the Local Governments.
The Governor thanked the commission for choosing Enugu State as venue for the review exercise for the people of the South East zone assuring participants of the state’s hospitality to them.
The  Chairman of the Commission, Chief. Elias Mbam noted that the commission has been engaged in advocacy and mass mobilisation campaign on the review exercise through consultations,  sensitizations and public hearings.