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NCC, FIRS Collaborate To Boost Revenue From Telecommunication Sector

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Mojisola Lawal



The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) have set up a joint committee for the implementation of inter-agency strategies to enhance national revenues in the telecommunications sector.

The 17-member committee comprising management staff and senior officers drawn from the commission and FIRS were inaugurated by the NCC’s Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, Adeleke Adewolu, on behalf of the Commission’s Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, and the Executive Chairman of the FIRS, Mr. Muhammad Nami, at the NCC’s Board Room in Abuja on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

Reeling out the terms of reference (ToR) for the Committee, Adewolu said, “it include: review the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the NCC and the FIRS on June 9, 2020; and carry out inter-agency interaction on the implementation of the NCC’s Revenue Assurance System (RAS), to ensure that it incorporates the needs of FIRS to the extent that RAS can remain the sole interface with telecom service providers’ networks vis-à-vis the Tax Authority’s information needs from the telecoms sector.”
While tasking members of the committee to work harmoniously in the overall interest of the country, he disclosed that the managements of NCC and the FIRS expected no less than an excellent output from the Committee.

Leader of the FIRS delegation, Also Dr Dick Irri, advised the Committee to be diligent in the discharge of their responsibilities.
“I would like to task you to take this assignment as a national matter as we expect the two agencies to work in harmony, collaborate effectively and have a warm handshake that will make this synergy between the two agencies a great example of collaboration between Federal Government agencies towards enhancing fiscal governance in Nigeria,” he said.

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