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New Lagos CITN chief unfolds fresh agenda    

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Joel A. Adeyeye, Chairman, CITN-LDS

The new chairman of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Lagos District Society, Adebayo Adeyeye, has come up with an eight point agenda to be focused on during his two-year tenure in office.

This comes as he vowed to consolidate on the legacies of the immediate past administration to move the district to the next height.

Adeyeye, who during his investiture as the 16th chairman of the Lagos district society last Saturday, tailored his agenda on tax week, where awareness would be created amongst members of the public on their civic responsibilities to pay tax, and for the government to ensure that tax payers money is put to work for their benefits.

He promised to focus on capacity building for members; collaborate with companies through trainings and seminars to bring out the best in making use of qualified tax professionals; intense membership drive; to intensify efforts in catch them young programme; and district projects among others.

Adeyeye noted there was the need to enhance the capacity of members with a view to updating their professional knowledge, make them more proficient in their professional callings as well as develop the entrepreneurial skills of members to make them self-reliant.

In his remark, the president and chairman of council, CITN, Cyril Ede, who sought the cooperation of members for a successful tenure of the new chair, said that the institute is committed to ensure government and other stakeholders in the tax system recognize the role of tax professionals in effective revenue mobilization in all tiers of government.

While commending Lagos state for its tax administration model, Ede, who was represented by the institute’s vice president, Simplice Olajumoke, bemoaned other states that are yet to give place to professionalism on tax issues, adding that things would soon change in no distant time.On other development in the sector, Ede urged members who are yet to update their licenses to do so without further delay.

The outgone chairman of the district, Oluwatoyin Campbell, pledged the council’s support to the district to help them grow and remain prominence. She urged the new chairman to work together with the executives to move the district forward.


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