Taking another step to drive positive change, for Nigeria’s socio-economic reforms and growth, the Nigerian Leadership Initiative [NLI], is set to present the Volume 2 of its White Papers series.

The public presentation will hold on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja at 9:30am. The public presentation will be a unique gathering of leading thinkers from the National Assembly, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. Chairing the occasion is Senator Ahmed Makarfi, the Chairman of Senate Committee on Finance.

NLI White Papers are, according to Yinka Oyinlola, NLI’s CEO, “thought papers capable of contributing to leadership, values and knowledge in Nigeria. They demonstrate the urgent need for action and proffer practical suggestions on steps to be taken.”

Continuing, he states, “The publication of Volume 2 is NLI’s contribution to a long-term improvement to the Nigerian tax system. Over the last several decades, recommendations were proffered and great strides have been made at reforming Nigerian tax legislation and administration. Considerable improvements, however, still subsist in areas ranging from fair taxation to usage of taxes to transform the economy. Additionally, the social dimensions and transformative effects of taxes are yet to be undertaken.”

The publication contains 12 wide-ranging articles written by accomplished tax experts and practitioners. Amongst the wirters are: Ken Igbokwe (Senior Partner at PwC Nigeria); Ifueko M. Omoigui Okauru (former Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS); Taiwo Oyedele (Partner and Head of Tax and Corporate Advisory, PwC Nigeria); M.L. Abubakar (Secretary, Joint Tax Board); and Etim Uso (an IT Tax Systems Expert).

 In endorsing the publication, Nigeria’s Doyen of Accounting, Mr. Akintola Williams affirmed that “by and large, all the papers are adequately comprehensive, informative and should be of considerable help to tax practitioners, accountancy students and to our legislators.”

About NLI 

NLI is an international non-profit and non-partisan organization. NLI provides a platform for highly accomplished Nigerian leaders to enhance or develop their values-based leadership skills and to drive positive change in the development of Nigeria. A member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN), NLI is a global organization comprising of Senior Fellows and Associates in Nigeria, Europe, US, and other parts of the world. Through leadership seminars, symposia, social responsibility projects, NLI mobilizes the energy, talent and resources of its network to collectively tackle challenges that confront Nigeria.



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