Boko Haram: Nigerian tax agency, FIRS, shuts 3 offices in Adamawa

Sadig Mohammed, the Tax Controller in charge of FIRS Micro and Small Tax Office, Yola, made the disclosure on Monday in Yola.

The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has shut three of its offices in Adamawa because of insurgency, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The organisation also said that it lost revenue worth hundreds of millions of naira due to the insecurity in the state.

Sadig Mohammed, the Tax Controller in charge of FIRS Micro and Small Tax Office, Yola, made the disclosure on Monday in Yola.

Mr. Mohammed said that the affected offices were located in Mubi North, Madagali and Michika Local Government Areas.

He expressed concern that the development was adversely affecting the revenue generation of the office in the state considering the business activities in the areas.

“The insecurity being witnessed in the North-East region and some parts of the state in particular has forced the FIRS to shut down three of its offices in Mubi North, Madagali and Michika.

“Due to the development, the FIRS has lost hundreds of millions of naira,” Mr. Mohammed said.

On tax evasion, he said that the service was adopting new measures to ensure that all eligible tax payers remitted their payment appropriately.

Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe are three of the states most affected by the Boko Haram insurgency and have been under emergency rule since May 2013.

(NAN)


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  • BlackieUmukoro

    Without contributing they are still allocated their own unearned share of tax revenue. In the true spirit of Islam, they should have rejected such awoof. Technically speaking such local govts that are strongholds of the insurgents in the three north east states are non existent and should get nothing out of the federally collected revenue. Those councils have no semblance of governance at all