BusinessDay Media limited, Nigeria’s foremost daily business newspaper, in collaboration with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) will Thursday in Abuja, hold a roundtable focusing on the theme, “Beyond Oil, Tax as Alternative Source of Revenue.”
The roundtable will examine to what extent taxes can help the Nigerian government rev up revenue, particularly in the face of the present declining oil revenue.
It will also focus on understanding how government can create a friendly business environment that will support and enable businesses to pay taxes.
Discussions will as well centre around what the Federal tax collector- the FIRS- can do to engender voluntary tax compliance. Speakers will also enunciate the benefits of paying taxes.
Samuel Ogungbesan, FIRS Acting Executive Chairman is the Keynote speaker.
Other confirmed speakers are Opeyemi Agbaje, Chief Executive Officer, Advisory Services; Taiwo Oyedele, Partner and Head of Tax and Regulatory Services, PriceWaterHouseCoopers.
John Tani Obaro, MD/CEO, Systemspecs Limited and Chukwuemeka Eze, Principal Counsel, Eze&Associates, will also be speaking at the roundtable.
The target audience includes CEOs of banks, Telecommunications, Oil and gas, Manufacturing, Retail and Service companies. Operators in the Agro Allied, Tobacco, Entertainment, Hotel and Small and Medium Scale Industries, Educational Institutions, Airlines, are expected to be in attendance.
The Executive Chairmen/ Heads of States Boards of Internal Revenue Services in Nigeria will also attend the event.
The Roundtable, scheduled to commence at 10 am will hold at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.