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Secretary, Joint Tax Board, Olusegun Adesokan (L) and Honourable Minister of Interior, Hon. Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo  during the courtesy visit to his office.

Says JTB should create solutions to the harmonization of Data and identity systems.

..... Calls for adoption, implementation of technology to help harmonise critical data.

Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has reiterated the need for the harmonization of the National Identification Number (NIN) and the Tax Identification Number (TIN) as it would provide for an easier access to information to achieve more taxable income for the government. 

Tunji stated that activities of critical agencies such as the Joint Tax Board (JTB) and the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) must be synergized for better achievements. 

Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo made this known when he received in audience, a delegation from the Joint Tax Board, led by the Secretary in his office. 

The Minister, according to the Director, Press and Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Interior, Ozoya Imohimi in a statement, said that, "the NIN of Nigerians should be the unique security identifier, as it would display tax status and all the relevant information needed. He added that the JTB should create solutions to the harmonization of Data and identity systems."

He decried the issue of tax evasion, saying; “Technologically, if there is a way we can bring our NIN and TIN to be one number, we will make it difficult for people to evade tax. The relationship between the Joint Tax Board and Nigeria Immigration Service, should be like siamese twins. If there is a synergy, a lot will be achieved". 

He noted that many expatriates today are evading tax both at state and Federal levels. 

The Minister called for the adoption and implementation of technology to help harmonise critical data.

The Secretary of JTB, Olusegun Adesokan said the aim of his working visit to the Ministry was to seek further meaningful collaboration with the ministry, enhance capacity building with the NIS and  commence dialogue on issues relating to expatriate data, and expatriate tax.    

Ozoya Imohimi, 

Director Press and Public Relations.


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