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President Tinubu receives tax committee “quick win” report, orders full implementation across MDAs 

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President Bola Tinubu has directed the implementation of all recommendations by the Presidential Fiscal Policy and Tax Reform Committee across Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the federal government.

This directive followed the submission of the committee’s report on ‘quick-win’ achievements by its chairman, Taiwo Oyedele, at the State House in Abuja. 

In a statement to the press following the meeting, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, said the president had directed his Adviser on Policy Coordination, Hadiza Bala Usman, to liaise with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Oyedele to give effect to the directive.

He explained that the order to fully implement the recommendations throughout government institutions aims to guarantee a cohesive and seamless implementation process.  

Additionally, he revealed that the President committed to prioritizing the presentation of these recommendations during the next Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting scheduled for the upcoming Monday. 

Earlier in July, President Tinubu appointed Mr. Taiwo Oyedele to chair the Presidential committee on fiscal policy and Tax reforms.  

The committee was made up of officials from the public and private sectors as well as civil society groups and students.  

The mandate of the committee was to fine-tune the country’s fiscal policy, tax laws, regulations and harmonisation of tax collection. The goals were to achieve an appreciable tax-to-GDP ratio of 18%, reduce multiple taxation, and tax evasion, and foster a healthy tax culture.  

Nigeria’s current tax-to-GDP ratio stands at 10.86% which is below Africa’s average.  

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