BREAKING: FG To Recruit 7,500 Graduates As Tax Advocates
Are you a graduate looking for a job or you know someone who is?
More jobs are on the way as the Federal Government plans to hire 7,500 graduates to preach the tax message.
The graduates will be hired as Community Tax Liaison Officers to raise tax awareness on the need to pay stipulated levies.
The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, along with the Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler made this known at a joint press briefing on Thursday in Abuja.
Adeosun said that the recruits would be expected to go to schools, churches, mosques, markets and other social places to educate people on the tax system and let them know their obligations.
“We will be recruiting them through N-Power and they can apply through the website of the Federal Ministry of Finance or through the N-Power website.
“It’s a two-year fixed contract and they will be deployed to states, attached to state Internal Revenue Service or FIRS.
“Their job is to improve the level of education on the Nigeria’s tax system.
“Our tax system is progressive, meaning those who earn less should pay less and those who earn more should pay more.
“A lot of people don’t know that. So, it’s a chance to get people on ground to answer all these pertinent questions,” the finance minister said.
Keep your ears open ahead of when the recruitment will begin.