As we patiently wait for the signing of the budget by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, we have gathered some information that the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) is set to recruit 1,250 interested applicants across the nation for the Federal Inland Revenue Service Recruitment 2016.
The Federal Inland Revenue Service Recruitment 2016 is a part of the FIRS staff expansion plan and it has promised to begin the recruitment of about 1,250 new staff as soon as the budget has been approved. This statement was made by the Chairman of the FIRS while he appeared before the Senate.
Also Read: How to Apply For The FIRS Recruitment 2016
The executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler while he appeared before the Nigerian Senate Committee on Finance at the National Assembly, disclosed that in a bid to increase its staff strength and efficiency, the Federal Inland Revenue Service Recruitment 2016 will provide employment for about 1,250 job seekers across the nation. According to the Chairman of the FIRS, as soon as the budget has been signed and approved by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the recruitment process will begin.
“Basically we are discussing the 2016 budget. And within the budget, we have made a provision for recruitment of staff in terms of staff expansion; and in total we are expected to recruit about 1,250 job seekers for the Federal Inland Revenue Service Recruitment 2016 and the process will start once the budget has been duly signed and approved…”, said Babatunde Fowler.
The executive chairman of the FIRS however stressed on the non-payment of tax by Nigerians, stating that only about ten percent (10%) of Nigerians pay their tax regularly and that it was affecting the government negatively. This was part of the issues the Federal Inland Revenue Service Recruitment 2016 is set to tackle.
Talking about the Federal Inland Revenue Service Recruitment 2016, Babatunde Fowler said, “We were in Kano and the Emir spoke to all Muslims, urging them that the payment of tax that is not against Islam. But we have other people who speak different languages and have different ideas about the payment of tax. As a tax body, it is our duty to make sure that we can educate everyone on the subject of tax…”
“We have running jingles in all major Nigerian languages – Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa and Pidgin English. Once we are able to sensitize the general public and make them understands what needs to be done, then we can start enforcement, commence the Federal Inland Revenue Service Recruitment 2016 and start expecting people to pay tax; that is the media campaign…”, he added.
Babtunde Fowler, the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service went on to mention that Nigerians perform poorly when it comes to payment of Tax as less than ten percent (10%) of Nigerians are remitting when it comes to Value Added Tax (VAT), and that with the support of the Senate and the signing of the 2016 Budget, the FIRS would be able to meet its target, strengthen its staff with the Federal Inland Revenue Service Recruitment 2016 and collect taxes as appropriate.
He stressed that paying of taxes would empower the government to provide necessary services to the citizens as taxes form a major source of government’s revenue and that the Federal Inland Revenue Service Recruitment 2016 would help achieve that.
“We intend to make sure that we get at least a ninety percent (90%) compliance. Over the last few months we have added over 362, 000 new tax payers and it is our job to ensure that we enforce payment of taxes on both the new and old tax payers…”
We’ll update you as soon as the Federal Inland Revenue Service Recruitment 2016 process commences.
We’re glad to announce to you that the FIRS has commenced the 2016 FIRS Recruitment as was earlier promised in April 2016.
Applications for the Firs Recruitment 2016 are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates into the following vacancies:
- Officer II Tax
- Officer I Tax
- Assistant Manager Tax