Any public officer holder yet to declare his assets and income now has more time to do so.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the extension of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme to June 30, 2018.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the extension after the original March 31 date was based on the appeals of professional bodies and individual taxpayers.

Adesina quoted the President as saying that no further extension will be approved after June 30.

He further quoted Buhari as explaining that a new date was also given, based on the conviction of the Ministry of Finance that the overall objective to increase compliance will be attained, and additional revenue will accrue.

The presidential spokesman indicated that a fresh Executive Order will be made to give legal backing to the new timeline.

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