In a proactive move to bolster effective tax management in Nigeria, Mr. Olusegun Adesokan, Secretary of the Joint Tax Board, embarked on a visit to the Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, MFR, on January 16, 2023. The purpose of the visit was to seek collaboration between the two entities, particularly focusing on crucial matters such as system integration and the finalization of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and the Joint Tax Board.
During the meeting, Mr. Adesokan underscored the significance of establishing a robust partnership between the Tax Board and Customs. Emphasizing the pivotal issues of system integration and the pending MOU, discussions delved into the prospects of a proposed technical training session aimed at fortifying the collaborative efforts.
Comptroller General of Customs Bashir Adewale Adeniyi highlighted the critical role of engaging stakeholders in achieving effective tax management. Acknowledging the collaborative imperative, he recognized the impossibility of handling such matters in isolation. The CGC expressed his commitment to coordinating with the Human Resources Department to explore the proposed technical training session. Additionally, he directed the legal teams to expedite processes leading to the realization of the MOU.
Providing insights during the briefing, Assistant Comptroller General of Customs in charge of ICT and Modernization, Kikelomo Adeola, highlighted advancements in integration with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). This integration aims to register only those vehicles that have paid the correct customs duties, contributing to streamlined and efficient tax management.
The collaborative efforts between the Joint Tax Board and the Nigeria Customs Service underscore the commitment of both organizations to fostering synergy. This collaboration is essential in addressing critical issues related to tax management and system integration, marking a significant step towards more efficient governance.