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Finance minister to declare open FIRS management retreat Thursday

Wale Edun, finance minister | File Image

The retreat at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, will focus on “Reimagining Tax Administration for Equity and Economic Growth”

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mr Wale Edun, will on Thursday declare open a two-day strategic management meeting of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

The retreat, scheduled to hold at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, will focus on “Reimagining Tax Administration for Equity and Economic Growth.”

Upon assuming office, chairman of the FIRS, Dr Zacch Adedeji, championed a radical transformation in the values of the agency, aiming to make it more FIRS taxpayer-centric and a well-suited revenue-collecting agency.

The approach led to a significant overhaul of the agency’s organisational and management structures, coupled with a re-engineering of the tax processes to support taxpayers to fulfilling their civil obligations.

A statement by the Special Adviser on Media to the FIRS chairman, Dare Adekanmbi said the Finance Minister will deliver a goodwill message and join Dr Adedeji unveil the new direction to directors and other key members of the FIRS management team.

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The objective of the retreat is to ensure that “all directors are fully informed and aligned with the strategic direction of the Executive Chairman of FIRS, solidifying a foundation for unified action.

“We will also be engaging critical external stakeholders in government, professional bodies and organised private sector about the renewed and refocused strategy of the FIRS.

“At the end of the retreat, participants are expected to have a comprehensive understanding of the new organisational structure and its implications for their roles.

“We will leave with a shared vision for a modernized tax administration that is both equitable and growth-oriented, inspiring confidence and excitement for the future.”

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