Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) have set up a Joint Committee for implementing inter-agency strategies for collecting revenues in the telecommunications sector.

The NCC’s Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, Adeleke Adewolu, inaugurated the 17-member committee on behalf of the Commission’s Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, and the Executive Chairman of the FIRS, Mr. Muhammad Nami, in Abuja.

The inauguration of the committee, comprising six officials of NCC and eleven officials of FIRS, was carried out with senior officials of NCC and those of the tax agency led by its Coordinating Director for Compliance Support Group, Dr. Dick Irri.

While inaugurating the Committee Mr Adewolu stated that the terms of reference of the Committee include: review the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the NCC and the FIRS and carry out inter-agency interaction on the implementation of the NCC’s Revenue Assurance System and to ensure that it incorporates the needs of FIRS.

Mr Adewolu said the managements of NCC and the FIRS expected excellent output from the Committee, tasking them to work together harmoniously and in the overall national interest.

Commenting, Dr Dick Irri, who led the FIRS delegation advised the Committee to work assiduously towards enhancing fiscal governance in Nigeria.

PR/DANIYAN, ABUJA