22 years after Nigeria started democratic government, none of the nation’s legislative assemblies has a tax committee, Muhammad Mamman Nami, the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), has said.
Nami, who stated this in Abuja, Wednesday, during the opening session of the 7th IGR Peer Learning Event, with the theme: Setting the Social Minimum through a Tax for Service Programme, described the omission as surprising.
“Your excellences need to adopt right tax policies that will ensure adequate funding for the much needed social-economic infrastructures,” Nami said.
“Equally, it is important for governments, at all levels, to come together to fight tax evasion, touting, etc. which are negatively impacting tax revenue.
“Your excellences and Honourable Ministers, 22 years since Nigeria started this democratic dispensation, none of our legislative assemblies has a tax committee; it is surprising.
“We must see taxation in its proper context such that all arms of government (legislative, executive and judiciary) should accord it due attention,” he added.
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