- The Nigerian government has begun training unemployed graduates as tax officers
- Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, revealed this on Friday, June 23 said 27 Nigerians
- They are to be recruited as Community Tax Liaison Officers to boost tax revenue generation
There is some good news for many Nigerian graduates. The government says it has commenced training of unemployed graduates recruited as Community Tax Liaison Officers to boost tax revenue generation.
Kemi Adeosun, the Minister of Finance revealed this on Friday, June 23 and said 27 Nigerians were being trained as a pilot set for the programme.
The selected persons, drawn from the N-Power programme, are undergoing training at the Federal Treasury Academy, Abuja.
Mrs Adeosun also explained that the trainees are being trained in preparation for the recruitment of 7,500 graduates.
She said: “We want to run this pilot edition early, so we can see how much they have learned, how good our training materials are, so that when we get the 7 ,500 graduates, we will be ready."
Earlier, the government had announced that it would recruit 7,500 graduates as Community Tax Liason Officers to raise tax awareness and boost tax revenue among Nigerians.
Through the programme, Mrs. Adeosun noted, the federal government expects to increase the number of taxpayers by 35 per cent, from 14 million to about 17 million in two years.
Meanwhile, the total number of graduate applicants in the N-Power job recruitment scheme as at June 18, is 753,307 thus exceeding the total number of both graduate and non-graduate applicants in 2016 by 2,307.
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The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job creation, Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba, Delta, on Sunday describing the figure as landmark.
He said that the figure for 2017 was generated barely five days after the application was opened on June 14, while the applications for the previous year were got during the two and half months it was opened.
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