N-Power: FG to recruit 7,500 graduates as tax officers
The Federal Government is to recruit 7,500 graduates as tax officers under its N-Power empowerment programme.
Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, stated yesterday in Abuja during a media chat that the move was to shore up revenue collection amid dwindling oil receipts.
Adeosun revealed that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, was considering scaling up the 14 million tax-payer net to 17 million in the next two years.
The successful applicants would mostly be deployed in churches, mosques, shops, hotels and other strategic places, to educate Nigerians on prompt payment of tax.
They would get a N35,000 monthly stipend.
“They are not tax collectors per se because the role of the community liaison officers are not to collect tax, but they are going into churches and mosques to clarify the tax system. Their job is to educate. They are not collecting tax neither are they assessing people for and computing tax,” she said.
“But if we find people that are bright from other discipline or other areas who show attitude, they will be enrolled and after they have the initial training, they will have a follow up training.
“The idea is that those who qualify will be sponsored on tax examination and career”, she added.