The Federal Government of Nigeria is currently recruiting 7,500 students to serve as Community Tax Liaison Officers (CTLOs) to raise tax awareness among citizens.
This was announced by the Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun during a press briefing with the Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, BabaTunde Fowler. She said the recruits would be expected to go to schools, churches, mosques and other social gathering places to educate people on the payment of their tax.
The minister said graduates of programmes such as economics,mathematics,accounting and all other related programmes will be given priority. She encouraged other graduates interested in a career in tax administration to apply as the government would sponsor the recruits to become professionals
According to the minister the programme aims at increasing the number of taxpayers by 35 percent; i.e from 14 million to about 17 million in two years.
Recruitment will be conducted through the N-Power website or the Federal Ministry of Finance website. The recruits are to be employed on a two-year contract and would be deployed to various states attached to state Internal Revenue Service or FIRS.
She said the renumeration for the recruits is N30, 000 monthly and they will receive performance-based incentives measured by the number of people they enrolled during the two-year period.