Taiwo Oyedele, the Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms, has said Nigerians do not trust the government, which is one of the reasons for not paying taxes.
He disclosed this on Monday during a Channels Television interview monitored by DAILY POST.
He called for government financial statements at all levels to be up-to-date and transparent.
Oyedele noted that the government is committed to reducing the tax burden on the masses.
He said Nigerians should focus on holding the government accountable and transparent.
“Nigerians do not trust the government; that is one of the reasons they are not paying taxes. Auditor General reports should be current; we should not discuss 2017 in 2023. We do not lack the technology for proper accounting. Just imagine saying the federal and state governments’ balance sheets, and it is on time,” he said.
DAILY POST recalls President Bola Ahmed Tinubu inaugurated Oyedele’s committee last month to revamp Nigeria’s tax sector.