N Power: 7,500 Youths To Be Absorbed – FG

By Ikenga Chronicles June 16, 2017

N Power: 7,500 Youths To Be Absorbed – FG

About 7,500 graduates are set to be absorbed by the Federal Government in the ongoing N-Power empowerment programme as tax officers to drive Nigeria’s revenue inflow.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, disclosed this in Abuja during a media chat.

According to her, the youths will be used to ensure tax collection as the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has plans to record 14 million tax-payer net to 17 million in the next two years.

She explained that the beneficiaries who would be deployed in churches, mosques, shops, hotels and other strategic places to educate Nigerians on prompt payment of tax will be paid stipends of N35,000 monthly for two years.

Her words: ‘’They are not tax collectors per se because the role of the community liaison officers are not to collect tax but they are going into churches and mosques to clarify the tax system. Their job is to educate. They are not collecting tax neither are they assessing people for and computing tax. ‘’

Adeosun disclosed the aim is to ensure that all Nigerians were aware of their civil duty of paying tax as when and where due.

She added: ‘’But if we find people that are bright from other discipline or other areas who show attitude, they will be enrolled and after they have the initial training, they will have a follow up training. The idea is that those who qualify will be sponsored on tax examination and career.”

 

The chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler, noted that tax tribunals were being reconstituted to try evaders.

 

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