The Executive Chairman Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nani, has announced the decentralisation of agency’s operations by granting tax controllers at state levels more powers.
Speaking on Friday at KPMG Tax Breakfast Seminar in Lagos, Nani said over-centralisation of powers at the centre by FIRS had led to critical issues not being attended to early, which created inefficiencies on the agency’s part.
Nami said he inherited over 97 IT consultants when he assumed office, many of whom have been disengaged.
“There was a proliferation of IT initiatives, with little or no contribution to tax revenues, resulting in slow adoption of ITAS” he said.
Nami announced that the agency would move to ITAS platform henceforth, noting that the agency would deploy 30% of its workforce to audit and investigations in line with global practices.