Tinubu returns to Nigeria after ECOWAS summit
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on July 11, 2023
President Bola Tinubu yesterday Monday July 10th 2023, returned to Abuja after a two-day trip to Guinea Bissau for the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, in Bissau.
At the summit, which is the President’s first meeting with the sub-regional authority, Tinubu emerged as the new ECOWAS Chairman after President Muhammadu Buhari who previously held the position in 2018.
Tinubu told the leaders in the sub-region that under his leadership, the commission will take democracy seriously.
According to the Nigerian President, Democracy is very tough but it is the best form of government.
The new Chairman of the sub-regional body declared that insecurity and creeping terrorism were stunting the progress and development of the region.
In the intervening period, the Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Revenue, Zach Adedeji is saying that the government will double the country’s total annual revenue which is currently below N15 trillion by deepening the nation’s revenue collection system and not by imposing extra taxes.
Adedeji says the Federal Government will harmonise all revenue-collecting agencies.
According to Adedeji, Nigeria has a revenue problem but the current administration is prepared to tackle the challenge through fiscal discipline and technology to view all government revenue-collecting agencies in real time.
Likewise, the Federal Government is set to harmonise all revenue-collecting agencies in Nigeria.
The Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Revenue, Zach Adedeji made this known yesterday, Monday July 10th 2023.
Adedeji says the government will double the country’s total annual revenue which is currently below N15 trillion by deepening the nation’s revenue collection system and not by adding extra taxes.