President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday directed his Special Adviser on Policy Coordination, Hadiza Usman, to liaise with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to synergise all recommendations of the Presidential Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms Committee for speedy implementation across all Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
The President gave the directive when he received in audience the Chairman of the reforms committee, Mr Taiwo Oyedele, who presented him a 30-day report on what he called quick wins at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, who revealed this to State House Correspondents shortly after the meeting, said the goal is to ensure that there is effective synergy and to ensure that every institution of the federal government is on the same page with respect to how tax policy will be implemented.
The presidential aide said the goal is to “ensure that there is effective synergy and to ensure that every institution of the federal government is on the same page with respect to how tax policy will be implemented.”
“We want to ensure that our citizens are receiving the best of public service provision. And that is only going to be possible when we have expanded the tax net to such an extent that we are collecting tax to GDP, reaching the 18 per cent threshold as directed and targeted by Mr. President, without any undue burden being placed on the most vulnerable segments of our population,” Ngelale added.
Tinubu also directed that recommendations of the tax policy review committee be given high priority at the next sitting of the Federal Executive Council on Monday, October 30, 2023.