FIRS pledges to boosts tax revenue

THE Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has pledged to raise the nation’s tax revenue. Speaking in Abuja on assumption of office, the Acting Chairman, Mr  Babatunde Fowler said the agency would work with all relevant stakeholders.

A statement issued by the agency’s  Assistant Director, Communications & Servicom Department, Nneka Ifekwuna, quoted Fowler as saying the agency would take the lead in the tax revenue collection

Fowler said: “My vision and mission are neither to alter the existing management organogram structure in FIRS nor lay off management staff, but to take FIRS as well as the nation’s tax system to an enviable height.

“This we cannot achieve all alone without a robust partnership and collaboration of all stakeholders within and outside the system.

“We must build a synergy for a healthy exchange of information between FIRS and SBIR.

“This synergy will produce the best form of revenue generation in the FIRS and the states in general as well as ensuring that overdependence on oil revenue becomes a thing of the past.”

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