Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), Muhammed Nami, has said that the agency generated a total of N10.04 trillion in 2022.
Nami, who was represented by the Tax Controller, Enugu Medium and Small Tax Office of the FIRS, Stella Obiora, today, March 31, at the ongoing 34th Enugu International Trade Fair, said: “in 2022, we collected N10.04 trillion. This underscores the efforts and capacity of our staff members.”
The FIRS boss said that one of the four cardinal goals of the current management of the Service, emphasized on rebuilding FIRS institutional frameworks.
“Our focus on building and strengthening human capacity has continuously improved our revenue collection year to year.
“Beyond our focus on developing our human capital resources, it is obvious that revenue from oil which used to be the main source of government revenue is fast depleting and this has given rise to the need to look towards the non-oil revenue sources for a more sustainable way of raising income.
“We have, therefore, introduced some reforms which includes: Introduction of the TaxproMax Solution which is an in-house e-service solution that allows taxpayers to register, file their returns, make payments and carry out other tax obligations seamlessly.
“The Service has also introduced Self-Service Stations in all our tax offices across the country where taxpayers can walk in and have access to internet and use the TaxproMax solution to transact business with the Service.
“These initiatives are meant to make tax compliance as easy as ABC.
“We also have a world class fully automated contact centre where taxpayers can call to lodge their complaints and make enquiries in various languages that include English, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin, French and Arabic, and will be attended to promptly by our well-trained professional staff.
“I implore the Enugu State Government to also introduce reforms in collaboration with the relevant government agencies that will produce positive changes and improve voluntary compliance which will lead to increase in revenue generation,” she said.
In his welcome address, the President, Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), Jasper Nduagwuike, represented by the Vice President, Publication and Publicity, Emma Nwamkpa, said that tax harmonisation is crucial and still needs urgent attention in the country.