Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Muhammad Nami, has launched a national tour of the six geo-political zones to sensitize the nation, especially taxpayers, on the 2019 Finance Act.
The first leg of the tour started on Monday in the South West where Mr. Nami met the Ogun State Governor, Mr. Dapo Abiodun, as well as FIRS officials from Ogun, Oyo and Osun states, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital.
Mr. Nami is on the tour with a select group of top FIRS management staff as well as the Member representing the South West on the FIRS Board, Chief Wale Ogunyomade.
In his address to the governor, Mr. Nami solicited the support of the Ogun State Government in meeting the N8.5 trillion revenue target set for the Service by the Federal Government, stressing that “this comes back to the states and local governments as monthly allocations, which states and local governments apply to provide public infrastructure in your respective territories.”
Responding, Governor Abiodun assured Mr. Nami that “Ogun State will be found a worthy partner of the FIRS in achieving the Service’s revenue target,” according to a media statement made available by Director, Communication, FIRS, Mr. Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad.
He reeled out a series of reforms, which his administration has implemented towards making Ogun the investment destination of choice based on what he called the state’s “push factor” in relation to its proximity to Lagos State.