Tinubu Appoints 400-level UI Student Member of Tax Reforms Committee

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Orire Agbaje, a 400 level Economics student of the University of Ibadan, UI, as a member of the presidential committee on fiscal policy and tax reforms.

Reports say Agbaje is the president of The Tax Club, University of Ibadan, as well as the president of the Nigerian Universities Tax Club.

Agbaje describes her on her LinkedIn profile as “assertive and hardworking”.

Her profile reads, “Presently, I’m an undergraduate student of University of Ibadan reading Economics; I major in International and Monetary Economics.

“My love for crunching digits made me take up Accounting (ICAN) and further exposed me to Corporate finance and taxation which l’m learning on. Academics aside, I’m into Sports and volunteering.”

“I like being productive in whatever I engage in. I also have great leadership and interpersonal skills.”

Tinubu inaugurated the committee which consists of experts from both the private and public sectors, on Tuesday.

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The committee is responsible for various aspects of tax law reforms, fiscal policy design and coordination, harmonisation of taxes, and revenue administration.

Inaugurating the committee, Tinubu said, “The Committee, in the first instance, is expected to deliver a schedule of quick reforms that can be implemented within thirty days.

“Critical reform measures should be recommended within six months, and full implementation will take place within one calendar year.”

The committee is chaired by Taiwo Oyedele, a tax and fiscal policy expert.

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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