President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday, directed that the recommendations of the Presidential Fiscal Policy and Tax Reform Committee across MDAs be implemented.
Tinubu gave the directive after he received the Chairman of the committee, Taiwo Oyedele who presented the report on the quick-win achievements of his committee to the president.
This was disclosed to State House Correspondents by presidential Spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale.
According to Ngelale, his principal had directed his Adviser on Policy Coordination, Hadiza Bala Usman, to liaise with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Oyedele to give effect to the directive.
The presidential spokesman said the directive is to make sure there is effective synergy and assimilation when it comes to their implementation.
The president, he said, would make presentation of the recommendations a priority item at next Monday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
He said: “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 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.”