BY NONYELUM JULIET
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in collaboration with the Afropolitan Media Limited on Tuesday trained Kaduna Journalists on tax reporting.
In her opening remarks, the Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer, Afropolitan Media Limited, Hajia Aisha Umar Halilu said the one-day sensitisation workshop was to broaden the knowledge of Journalists on tax matters.
She said that the sensitisation will also make Journalists understand the role of the FIRS in driving the nation’s tax administration for nation-building.
“The workshop aims to bring participants up to date on current challenges faced by tax authorities like the FIRS and the importance of the media reporting these challenges”.A resource person, Ibraheem Ajibola while presenting a lecture on tax said FIRS is the only arm of government that was given the legal backing to collect, assess and enforce the tax, but they are not supposed to spend the tax money.
Ajibola said States are also mandated to have their revenue generation bodies and they can equally enact laws of tax collection, maintaining that issues of tax vary.