Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Federal Inland Revenue Service To Recruit Over 7,500 Young Graduates - Kemi Adeosun

Federal government announces vacancies for at least 7,500 young graduates at Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Giving details of the plan, Adeosun said the graduates ought to apply for these opportunities through the N-Power site.Federal Inland Revenue Service To Recruit Over 7,500 Young Graduates - Kemi Adeosun

The minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said these young graduates would be made to help the Federal Inland Revenue Service.

The graduates, when employed, are relied upon to fill in as Community Tax Liaison Officers (CTLOs) through the progressing federal government's N-Power program.

Mrs Kemi Adeosun, the minister of Finance and the executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, declared this on Thursday, June 15 at a press conference.

Adeosun says the recruitment is with a definitive point of helping the government shore up its income base

They revealed that the young graduates to be engaged would be trained and sent to communities and that their primary obligations is to raise awareness and educate citizens on the tax system in Nigeria.

With a tax to GDP ratio of only six percent, one of the lowest in the world and 14 million tax payers out of 69.6 million economically active people (20 percent), Adeosun explained that there was a lot of work to be done in creating awareness and bringing people into the tax system.

“As a result, about 7,500 CTLOs will be recruited through the N-Power Program to tackle this challenge and they will be deployed nationwide and will be found in public places within every community.

“They will be found in markets, schools, churches, mosques, airports, etc and will have distinctive uniforms with logos clearly showing that they are part of the tax awareness program thereby making it easier for them to be identified,” Adeosun said.

She explained that all the CTLOs would undergo intensive training comprising of classroom learning, case studies, role play and on the field learning.

“Their training is comprehensive and covers the tax system, sales, marketing and customer services,” she said.

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