The Commissioner of Finance representing Benue State at the Federation Account Allocation Committee, David Olofu has been elected as the new chairman of the forum. He emerged chairman on Tuesday night in Abuja during the forum’s election which was conducted by the electoral committee headed by its Chairman, Prof Uche Uwaleke.
Other members that were elected into the executive council are Wale Akinterinwa (Vice Chairman); Ibrahim Babangida (Secretary); Adaorah Uyouwune (Assistant Secretary); Linus Nkan (Treasurer); Muhammed Magaji (Welfare) and Regina Soemlat (Provost). Speaking shortly after his emergence, Olofu told our correspondent in an interview that he would work with the relevant revenue-generating agencies to boost revenue into the federation account.
He said at a time when the government is having challenges generating revenue, there was a need to come up with innovative solutions to shore up revenue. He said, “We would be focusing majorly on how we can improve the inflow in terms of revenue into federation account so that the states can get more money to be able to solve a lot of problems they are facing.