FG Moves To Raise Nigeria’s Oil, Non-Oil Revenue Potential

The Federal Government has revealed plans to accelerate the country’s revenue mobilization reforms.

The disclosure was made yesterday shortly after the Federal Executive Council presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Naija News understands.

Speaking with State House correspondents after the FEC meeting yesterday, the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, said the government via the new revenue boost scheme, is aiming to annually generate N3.8tn and N160bn from non-oil and oil ventures respectively.

Akande who briefed the press on behalf of the Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said “Amongst several of the memos presented today, was the one by the Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning on accelerating revenue mobilisation reforms, which is a derivative of the Federal Government’s strategic revenue growth initiative. The significant progress that has been made in this initiative includes the raising of the VAT from 5 per cent to 7 per cent and other measures since 2019.

“This particular initiative is something that is meant to address some of the fiscal challenges of the Federal Government as it is intended to raise Nigeria’s non-oil revenue potential and oil revenue potential so it is estimated, but with the implementation of this reform, it could result in a potential additional non-oil revenue and oil revenue generation of N3.8tn and N160bn annually. That is N3.8tn increase annually for non-oil revenue and N160bn for oil revenue.”

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