The federal government says it will recruit 7500 community tax liaison officers across the country under the N-Power social intervention programme to boost the nation’s revenue generation.
The minister of finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun made this known at a news briefing in Abuja.
Mrs Adeosun explained that the tax officers will promote a better tax awareness and enrollment of citizens into the nation’s database system.
“They will be deployed into their communities, and their task is to do outreach: to ensure that from schools, to universities, to colleges, people understand the tax system; to move into our churches, and our mosques, and our markets and let people know what are their obligations under the tax system.”
The finance minister also noted that the two year fixed term programme designed for graduates from various fields will create empowerment and stabilize the economy.
Mrs Adeosun noted that the ministry will continue to support the present administration in its bid to improve the country’s revenue generation and reduce reliance on crude oil.