Ambassador Desmond Akawor has been appointed as a Federal Commissioner of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation, and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) by President Bola Tinubu.
According to a statement the presidential spokesman issued on Thursday, the confirmation is subject to Senate approval.
“The new RMAFC Federal Commissioner, who represents Rivers State, is being appointed following the untimely death earlier this month of the immediate past RMAFC Federal Commissioner from Rivers State, Hon. Asondu Wenah Temple,” the announcement said.
The President urged the new Federal Commissioner to apply his extensive experience across government levels to the full reformation of systems that will enable the most effective and productive use of allocations to Nigeria’s three tiers of government.
Prior to his most recent position, Ambassador Akawor served as Nigeria’s Ambassador to South Korea and as Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
He was also the only administrator of the Greater Port Harcourt Development Authority, the Niger Delta River Basin Development Authority’s chief executive officer, and the executive director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (Engineering and Technical Services).