National Orientation Agency (NOA) in partnership with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) earlier today, held a joint press conference to kick-start a nation-wide campaign, sensitization and community engagement on Tax Awareness and Compliance. A capacity building workshop on tax issues/matters, compliance and education was also organised for NOA State Directors and their Heads of Programmes across the 36 State of the federation and FCT.
In his remarks, Director General, NOA, Dr Garba Abari, stated that the Agency would embark on a nation-wide media campaign to enlighten Nigerians on the importance of tax to the government with the core objective of this collaboration being to expand the tax net and increase national revenue against the backdrop of rising cost of governance and dwindling national revenue.
The collaboration will also birth a social media campaign aimed at evolving a citizen-driven tax slogan to encourage tax compliance under NOA’s #4abetternigeria campaign. This campaign will involve the submission of short video skits by members of the public on the benefits of paying tax as and when due.