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|FG Targets N900bn From Offshore Tax Assets by mrakeli62: 5:16am On Dec 06|
The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has disclosed that the federal government is looking to grow the tax revenue base in the coming years by N900 billion from offshore assets through the Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularisation Scheme (VOARS).
The minister revealed this in Abuja at the third annual conference on financial fraud, electoral fraud and cross-border crime organised by Forensic Insight and the Nigeria Police Force.
Malami, who was represented by the Special Assistant to the President on Financial Crimes, Mr. Abiodun Aikomo, said, “It is also expected that the VOARS will earn significant revenue for the federal government of Nigeria estimated conservatively at 2.5 billion Swiss Francs (approximately over N900 billion), and yield a new expanded tax base from which FGN will earn future tax revenue.”
Although he noted that the federal government was worried by the criticisms that trailed some of its anti-corruption and asset recovery policies, he insisted that most of the backlash was driven by selfish motive.
Speaking particularly on attacks that greeted the issuance of the Executive Order No. 6 of 2018 on the Preservation of Assets Connected with Corruption, Malami said since its issuance in July 2018, the Order had been greeted by series of litigations challenging its constitutionality.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on July 5, 2018, signed Executive Order No.6 directing relevant enforcement agencies to ensure that persons undergoing corruption trial do not have access to their properties suspected to be proceeds of corruption.
With the Order, such assets valued at N50 million and above (subject to investigation or litigation) are protected from dissipation by employing all available lawful or statutory means including appropriate orders of court, pending the final determination of any corruption-related matter.
The minister lamented that the Executive Order 6 has come under serious criticisms even by ordinary Nigerians whose interest the policy seeks to protect, adding that contrary to assumption by critics, the Executive Order No. 6 has the legal backing of the law.
He explained that the Order became necessary to ensure fairness in prosecuting financial fraud cases, stressing: “There are several laws in Nigeria which permit the seizure and forfeiture of assets either temporarily or conclusively depending on the court ruling, unfortunately we observe that these laws have not been effectively implemented.
“The implication is that fraud suspects with huge financial war chest and our level of development coupled with the way the court system works around here, you are almost certain that nothing will come out of it because with limitless access to such funds, the suspects are able to influence the process.”
Despite the challenges, the AGF said the present administration was committed to the recovery of looted funds for the benefit of Nigerians.
Already, he said government has recovered N13.8 billion from tax evaders under its Whistle blowing programme, and another N7.8 billion, US$378 million and £27,800 in recoveries from public officials.
In his remarks, the Chief Executive Officer of Forensic Insight, Mr. Awotunji Aworinde, said the three-day conference will among others, seek to analyse and evaluate anti-corruption measures of the Nigerian government, including the National Anti-Corruption Strategy document and their effectiveness in preventing corruption and corrupt practices.
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|Re: FG Targets N900bn From Offshore Tax Assets by TheGreenLand: 5:54am On Dec 06|
Good job FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
Let's do another 4 years together pleaseeee
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|Re: FG Targets N900bn From Offshore Tax Assets by Lexusgs430: 5:57am On Dec 06|
Indeed... They are looking for money to run election and to bribe electorates.....
|Re: FG Targets N900bn From Offshore Tax Assets by agbonkamen(f): 5:57am On Dec 06|
See money see buhari
|Re: FG Targets N900bn From Offshore Tax Assets by solablings(f): 6:03am On Dec 06|
See money everywhere... I would have love to remain in this country but NO I ain't waiting.
The money isn't circulating at all
|Re: FG Targets N900bn From Offshore Tax Assets by computerglobal(m): 6:21am On Dec 06|
|Re: FG Targets N900bn From Offshore Tax Assets by MrSix: 6:27am On Dec 06|
If only they'd do this and also task our churches, things would be much different.
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|Re: FG Targets N900bn From Offshore Tax Assets by longjon: 6:28am On Dec 06|
The same Malami who was thickly involved in the Maina reinstatement plot is talking about corruption.
Does anyone take this administration seriously ?
|Re: FG Targets N900bn From Offshore Tax Assets by funsho75(m): 7:15am On Dec 06|
Na so dey go dey kill people with tax up and down...
|Re: FG Targets N900bn From Offshore Tax Assets by netpro(m): 7:16am On Dec 06|
The Man with a Plan for a Great and Prosperous Nigeria. President Buhari all the way. God bless Nigeria!
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|Re: FG Targets N900bn From Offshore Tax Assets by Stalwert: 7:23am On Dec 06|
You know this oil business is very oily- Ineffectual buffoon on subsidy scam.
You cannot fault this move only if you suffer an ancestral curse.
|Re: FG Targets N900bn From Offshore Tax Assets by wickyyolo: 7:38am On Dec 06|
Too many targets nothing gets done.
|Re: FG Targets N900bn From Offshore Tax Assets by FarahAideed: 7:53am On Dec 06|
|Re: FG Targets N900bn From Offshore Tax Assets by Leo81(m): 9:27am On Dec 06|
They can't diversify the economy. What they know only is, how to make more money from oil.
|Re: FG Targets N900bn From Offshore Tax Assets by buhariguy(m): 9:29am On Dec 06|
This jubrin self,
He will just be doing the unusual
|Re: FG Targets N900bn From Offshore Tax Assets by buhariguy(m): 9:48am On Dec 06|
[quote author=Lexusgs430 post=73591782]Indeed... They are looking for money to run election and to bribe electorates.....
They are looking for money from those that stole our joy and happiness of today.
And the jobless aggressive lazy idiotic pigs of Bia-fra terrorist are not happy about it, they will rather blame for their sorrowful life.
And they still want to vote for those that stole our commonwealth
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