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FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by Truth234(m): 7:12am On Nov 30, 2017
In pursuit of its vision to diversify the economy and discourage Nigeria’s reliance on oil as the mainstay of the economy, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) wednesday approved N1.5 billion to drive projected $1 billion tax revenue within nine months.

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, who made this disclosure while briefing State House correspondents at the end of yesterday’s weekly FEC meeting, said the N1.5 billion is meant to run advertisement campaigns intended to promote Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS).

VAIDS, according to the Ministry of Finance, is a platform designed to provide tax payers with the opportunity to regularise their tax payments in relation to their previous payments.

Adeosun who said so far, the scheme had helped the federal government to generate $110 million revenue from only two companies, said from the responses received so far, there are expectations that the $1 billion tax revenue target might be exceeded.

“On the amount expected, we projected $1 billion and we have already gotten $110 million and that is just from two companies. So, we feel we might exceed that target,” she said.

According to her, 500 letters had so far been sent out to 500 persons following information obtained about their assets through the bank verification number (BVN), land registry, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The minister who said thousands others are being targeted through the scheme, added that the responses to the 500 letters sent out so far had been encouraging, pointing out that the output of the scheme will stabilise Nigerian revenue irrespective of what the price of oil may be in future.

“On the criteria adopted to get the first 500, what we have done is we got information on land registry details from the state governments and the FCT. We got information from the BVN, registration from the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and we began to match them.

“From that, we could see the linkages. So, if someone lives in Lagos and has properties in Kaduna, London et cet era, but only declaring part, with this information, we ‘ll get them. We also look at people who had come out in the Panama and Paradise papers. We look at people who have companies being paid by the government but are not paying the right taxes. Even if you have not gotten a letter yet, do not think we have forgotten you. These are just the first 500. Others will soon follow. It does not mean that we do not have you in our radar. For now, we are looking for the high risk people,” she explained.

On the proposed advertisement campaigns, Adeosun said FEC approval wednesday was for the fallout of the memorandum she presented to drive VAIDS advertisement campaign for nine months, explaining that the campaigns would be run on both print and electronic media as well as the online platforms.

“I presented a memo on the Voluntary Assets Income Declaration Scheme for approval of the sum of N1.5 billion to cover advertising campaign for nine months on Radio, TV, online, newspapers including center spread. I also briefed FEC on the progress under the tax amnesty and it has been very well received.

“We have people who are ready to declare and pay. We sent out over 500 letters under the first batch, but there are thousands of Nigerians being targeted but the first 500 letters have gone out. We have started to get responses back and many people are asking for time to pay. Most of the governors have agreed to give more time for people to make arrangements for payments.

“This is indeed very good news for Nigeria as it will help reduce over reliance on oil. It will improve our tax revenue so that whether oil prices are high or low, we will be able to provide basic services for our people. Very high net worth people are now being brought into the tax revenue profile. We hope to exceed the target that has been set,” she stated.

Furthermore, the minister said governors had been contacted to assist in making the scheme effective, observing that some personal income taxes find their ways into state government accounts.

“We met the governors just two days ago and they all agreed because personal income taxes are also going to the state government coffers. They also agreed to accommodate those who agree they are owing but haven’t got the cash to pay. “Somebody might have the house but may not have the cash. Let’s give them chances to bring this money because this money is sustainable money and we have asked that they give them time to bring in this money and they have agreed to do so. From now on, they are ready to pay their right taxes,” she further explained.

Adeosun also disclosed that the sum of N421.3 million had been approved for payment of commission to whistle blowers in the month of November. According to her, only whistle blowers who signed the required agreement will be paid, adding that the tax had been deducted from the sum ahead of payment.

“The total amount, which also includes that of Osborne Road, Ikoyi, is N421,330,595 and this is for the November batch and it is ready for payment. The only condition necessary is
that the money will be paid to the whistleblower who signed the agreement, not to any company.

In his own briefing, the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, said FEC had also approved N1.712 billion for payment to the contractor who has managed the 75 kilometre Gurara dam pipeline project in the FCT for nine years .

According to him, the sum would be shared by the Ministry of Water Resources and the Ministry of Federal Capital Territory on 50:50 ratio.

“He (the contractor) has been maintaining the pipeline in the last nine years without any compensation and as part of our policy to tidy up loose ends pertaining to ongoing projects or completed projects, we decided to disengage the contractor to pay him off for his services and to take over full control of the pipeline.

“So, we negotiated with the contractor for a fee to be paid to him for the service he rendered over the last nine years and we agreed that this money will be shared 50:50 between the Ministry of Water Resources and the Ministry of Federal Capital Territory.

“So, the total amount is N1.712 billion over the course of nine years and the Ministry of Water Resources will pay 50 per cent of that and the Federal Capital Territory will pay the remaining 50 per cent and we all have made provisions for this money under the 2017 budget,” Adamu said.

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Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by HzRF(m): 7:15am On Nov 30, 2017
Say wetin

1.5bn for advert?

Na the return of christ dey wan advertise

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Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by joystickextend1(m): 7:37am On Nov 30, 2017
Ok
Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by Nobody: 7:37am On Nov 30, 2017
If they get the 1 billion, it is good return for money....hopefully...this being Nigeria

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Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by BUHARIISCURSED(m): 7:37am On Nov 30, 2017
shocked
Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by SpecialAdviser(m): 7:39am On Nov 30, 2017
Seems this is a week of approval.

I want to ask, when will we have the week when Jubril will be commissioning federal projects abeg. Just asking.

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Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by Nobody: 7:41am On Nov 30, 2017
Dead on arrival. More money for seun,linda,radio and oda media houses. Person wey never make profit go do vaids abi. Dullards

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Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by teamsynergy: 7:42am On Nov 30, 2017
am sure some bastards r already sharing the money......
Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by tspun(m): 7:43am On Nov 30, 2017
Not please
Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:43am On Nov 30, 2017
Advertisement is the sole of business. ......
We can testify.

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Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by Flyingngel(m): 7:43am On Nov 30, 2017
I have nothing to say.

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Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by three: 7:43am On Nov 30, 2017
One thing one must give this APC goverment is that they are ridiculously smart and capable when coming up with excuses to create "job for the boys".

The inflow from VAIDS is an estimate, the advert bill is not. The inflow "justifies" the advert bill as a minute percentage of the expected inflow.

In the future when the inflow is abysmally low or not forthcoming no one remembers that some people pocketed N1.5 billion.

Very smart.

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Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by nony43(m): 7:43am On Nov 30, 2017
Y
Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by castrokins(m): 7:43am On Nov 30, 2017
N1. 5 bn for advert? On The Nation Newspaper & TVC?

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Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by Bolustical: 7:46am On Nov 30, 2017
I've been seeing the V-AIDS advert on CNN. I don't have any problem with it so far it will be judiciously used and will also achieve its aim.

Advertisements are costly overheads.

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Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by adezjamz(m): 7:47am On Nov 30, 2017
lipsrsealed
Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by Lordxeer(m): 7:48am On Nov 30, 2017
good return on investment.
Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by Nobody: 7:50am On Nov 30, 2017
In summary..... More tax, More tax, More tax....
Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by bobolizim(m): 7:50am On Nov 30, 2017
yeyerolling:
Dead on arrival. More money for seun,linda,radio and oda media houses. Person wey never make profit go do vaids abi. Dullards
im sure you only read the first paragraph. Stupidity flows with your blood.

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Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by aragon4realz(m): 7:53am On Nov 30, 2017
alright buy your movie tickets and also sale your event tickets at www.ticketlander.com
Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by Nobody: 8:00am On Nov 30, 2017
1.5 billion for advert?

Chai, there is God.

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Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by 989900: 8:02am On Nov 30, 2017
three:
[s]One thing one must give this APC goverment is that they are ridiculously smart and capable when coming up with excuses to create "job for the boys".

The inflow from VAIDS is an estimate, the advert bill is not. The inflow "justifies" the advert bill as a minute percentage of the expected inflow.

In the future when the inflow is abysmally low or not forthcoming no one remembers that some people pocketed N1.5 billion.

Very smart.[/s]

Read again, it won't kill you!

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Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by youngbelieve(f): 8:02am On Nov 30, 2017
I jus hope dah all these assumptions will be realised soon enough oo because I don't trust these pple one bit..... Tomao u will start hearing an entirely different story
Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by vertueptime: 8:02am On Nov 30, 2017
bobolizim:
im sure you only read the first paragraph. Stupidity flows with your blood.


Why insulting him? Cant he air his views, we must not all aggree all the time,very low of u

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Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by 989900: 8:03am On Nov 30, 2017
Adeosun is turning out to be the most useful Finance minister we've had in many years.

Tough times bring out the best and the beast in us.

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Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by cstr1000: 8:04am On Nov 30, 2017
listening to these people, you would be led to think Nigeria is a first world country where the avenues for growth are choked up.

There are so many areas Govt can inject funds to create revenues that does not require all this waste.
Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by Akinz0126(m): 8:05am On Nov 30, 2017
just here to read comments!
the person below me has something important to say
Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by Nbote(m): 8:07am On Nov 30, 2017
What shall it profit a man if he spends billions to do advert of business while his business environment is shiiiiit Use those billions to guarantee stable power jus in one state and watch dat state become a haven for investors... Advert doesnt attract investors, business environment does... Businesses closing down here and there is d only advert potential investors will see

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Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by vertueptime: 8:07am On Nov 30, 2017
So for 9yrs the water contractor hasnt been paid and ur just paying him now? And he was working for free since gej administration? Haba we are not fools

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Re: FG Approves N1.5bn Advert Bill To Drive $1bn Tax Revenue by bobolizim(m): 8:09am On Nov 30, 2017
vertueptime:



Why insulting him? Cant he air his views, we must not all aggree all the time,very low of u
you should reply to my comment to another person when you know the right spelling of *agree*. By the way, I'm also entitled to my opinion about him; we should air our voices without dissecting the message like one who's educated before making a comment ? Baba, next lane jhors

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