President Bola Tinubu has received the report on the quick-win achievements of the Presidential Fiscal Policy and Tax Reform Committee from its Chairman, Taiwo Oyedele, at the State House, Abuja.
Consequency, the president directed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume to commence the implementation of all recommendations across ministries, agencies and departments of the federal government.
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Tuesday.
According to him, the President directed the special adviser on Policy Coordination, Hadiza Usman, to liaise with the SGF and Oyedele to give effect to the directive.
Ngelale said the purpose of elevating the proposals throughout government establishments is to guarantee efficient coordination and integration during their execution.
He further disclosed that the President promised to make the presentation of the recommendations a priority item when the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meets again on Monday.
“After listening to a presentation by the committee chairman, the President directed the Special Adviser to the President on Policy Coordination, Hadiza Bala Usman, to liaise with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Chairman of the Tax Policy Review Committee to ensure that the recommendations of the committee are swiftly and immediately implemented across all ministries, departments, and agencies of the federal government to ensure that there is effective synergy and to ensure that every institution of the federal government is on the same page with respect to how tax policy will be implemented.
“Henceforth, His Excellency Mr. President has also made available an opportunity for the recommendations of the tax policy review committee to be made a top most priority at the next sitting of the Federal Executive Council meeting on Monday. Mr. President will continue to emphasise the importance of ensuring that our tax authorities are not taxing the seed, but are taxing the fruit and that will continue to be the focus”, he said.