Oil woes, tax compliance dominate Soyinka seminars

Prof  Wole Soyinka 1from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE upcoming eighth media lecture series conducted by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) will focus on the dwindling oil revenue and the subsequent move by government’s drive for tax compliance.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday next week in the commercial capital – Lagos.

“As the July 30 due date for filing outstanding tax returns by companies to the FIRS draws near, the WSCIJ intends to use the lecture to contribute to strategic thinking and provide a veritable opportunity to raise critical questions for national debate on issues surrounding taxation,” said WSCIJ Centre Coordinator, Motunrayo Alaka.

“These will include the importance of taxation to development, evaluating the compliance rate, technology driven payment, the lack of trust for wise use of funds generated by the government, the level of reportage of the issue in the media and many more.”

Meanwhile, Adebimpe Balogun, the first female President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria will deliver the lecture commemorating the 82nd birthday of the Nobel Laureate Soyinka on the day.

Opeyemi Agbaje, Managing Director of Resources and Trust Company, will moderate the event.

Tunde Fowler, the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), has confirmed the agency’s participation at the event.

CAJ News








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