Tinubu meets student-member of presidential tax force Committee

Alade Abayomi ADeleke
Alade Abayomi ADeleke

President Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, met with a 400 level Economics student of the University of Ibadan, Orire Agbaje, who is the President of the Nigerian Universities Tax Club and a member of the just inaugurated Presidential Committee on Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms.


PUNCH Metro reported that the inauguration ceremony was held at the State House in Abuja.


Recall that, the Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications and Strategy, Dele Alake, in a statement on July 7, announced the establishment of the committee by the president.


Alake noted that the committee would be chaired by Fiscal Policy Partner and Africa Tax Leader at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Taiwo Oyedele.


The committee comprises experts from both the private and public sectors and will be responsible for various aspects of tax law reforms, fiscal policy design and coordination, harmonization of taxes, and revenue administration.


The committee has been mandated by the President to address the challenges faced by Nigeria in the areas of fiscal governance, tax reforms, and growth facilitation.


It has a one-year window to deliver quick reforms that can be implemented within 30 days, as well as critical reform measures that should be recommended within six months.


On her LinkedIn profile, Agbaje describes herself as “assertive and hardworking”.


Her profile reads, “Presently, I’m an undergraduate student of University of Ibadan reading Economics; I major in International and Monetary Economics.


“My love for crunching digits made me take up Accounting (ICAN) and further exposed me to Corporate finance and taxation which l’m learning on. Academics aside, I’m into Sports and volunteering.


“I like being productive in whatever I engage in. I also have great leadership and interpersonal skills.”

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