…As Firm Pledges Support To End Multiple Taxations On Goods And Service Nationwide
In his renewed determination to refashion and sanitize the tax regime, guarantee food security, ensure end of all manner of multiple taxations on goods and services across the country, the Managing Director of ATD Global Security Limited, Ambassador Olakunle Johnson, a multitask security service consulting firm, has announced its readiness to close ranks with the Federal Government, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), ministries, Department and Vendors, Consultants as well as all registered Certified Consultant in Nigeria to bring it to an end.
The Company through the Chairman and Managing Director stated that the resolve has become imperative in line with global standards best practices where private concerns are encouraged through enabling environment and Ease of Doing Business to stimulate, promote and harness economic opportunities as well as ensure job creation.
Ambassador Olakunle Johnson noted that such is also in an effort to appreciate the support and endorsements so far given by the Federal Ministries of Agriculture & Rural Development, Special Duties & Inter-Governmental Affairs, Transportation, Petroleum Resources etc and other relevant Departments & Agencies of Governments in ensuring that an end of Multiple taxations on commodities and other allied service were prioritized across the country.
The ATD Chief Executive Officer also recalled that as part of efforts aimed at progressively re-orientating his workforce the firm recently embarked on awareness camping and sensitization drive to promote the laudable initiative by ALGON.
He stated that thousands of prospective and passionate qualified young men and women especially within the youth brackets has been screened and inducted to it’s job opening.
To To advocate for the the most vulnerable He not d that they have been equiped with requisite training at Police Training College, Ikeja for the National Anti-Multiple Taxation Scheme devoid of extortions and racketeering.
It will be recalled that the projects has been given the political will in line with the leadership direction of the present ALGON National Executive led by the ALGON National President, Hon Alabi Kolade David, who has sought the need to give it a go ahead in line with the Constitutional responsibility of Nigerian Local Governments and Councils through ALGON it’s umbrella body as enshrined in the 4th Schedule of the 1999 Constitution (As amended).
The Projects are equally aimed at
supporting the Federal Governments Economic Sustainability Programme (ESP) thereby providing the enabling environment for ease of doing business, (EOD).
ATD Chief Executive observed that its backing has come at no other better time than now in compliance with the Presidential Approval through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMA&RD), which hitherto conveyed the ban on illegal collection of taxes, levies and fees on agricultural produce, Agro-Allied products and general goods on Nigerian roads.
ALGON on its part has initiated partnership programmes to drive the process with other stakeholders through the NAMTAXS and NATIS Projects.
Meantime, the ATD has enjoyed practical demonstration of
support of the Nigeria Local Governments and Area Councils to ensure zero tolerance to the multiple taxations.
Despite the modalities so far put in place by ALGON, the Federal Government and Joint Tax Board, ATD is collaborating with other critical stakeholders to ensure total enforcement, compliance and seamless operation with hope that all illegal road blocks in the country are permanently dismantled, withdrawn and removed, to reduce high cost of goods
caused by illegal taxes, fees and levies on haulage.
The ATD according to Ambassador Johnson is structured in sync with the value proposition of ALGON and the Joint Tax Board as a consultant to permanently eradicate the killings of road users by hoodlums, establish and sustain a reliable security, safety and emergency rescue measures for
drivers, farmers, traders, transporters, dealers, manufacturers miners, Markets, Motor Parks, Terminals, Warehouses, Business Centers and Infrastructures etc as well as bringing in modern technologies.
He further expressed optimism that the NATIS component of the projects which covers all categories of goods in transit on Nigeria roads, Railways, Waterways, and Air transportation, provided are well captured and enumerated into the scheme.
The ATD boss also applauded the Nigerian Agricultural Insurance
Corporation (NAIC), and Cornerstone Insurance Plc for providing Insurance cover in respect of losses on Agricultural Produce and Agro-Allied Products; General Goods as well as other
Petroleum Products respectively.
He, therefore, called for total support to the projects and appeal for an expanded corporation of all the organized private sectors, NACCIMA, MAN, NAAPD, IMAN, MAN2, NURTW, NILODA, NARTO, LUBOAN, NANTS, Amalgamated Trade Unions and Associations Nationwide to make the projects a success.