- President Bola Tinubu has promised to put an end to the over-reliance of Nigeria on borrowing for public spending
- The president also vowed to see the end of the burden debt servicing has placed on the management of Nigeria's limited government revenue
- President Tinubu made the vow at the inauguration of the Presidential Committee on Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms in Abuja on Tuesday
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FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu has vowed to break Nigeria's over-reliance on borrowing for public spending. He promised to end the resulting burden of debt servicing it places on the management of Nigeria’s limited government revenues.
The president made the commitment at the inauguration of the Presidential Committee on Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday, August 8.
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President Tinubu then told the committee that the target of his administration was to achieve an 18% tax-to-GDP ratio within three years while urging them to increase the revenue profile and business environment in Nigeria.
The committee was directed to achieve a one-year mandate divided into three main areas. The main areas are growth facilitation, fiscal governance, and tax reforms.
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According to the statement, the President also directed all government ministries and departments to fully cooperate with the committee in achieving their mandates.
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While reminding the committee of its significance, President Tinubu said his administration bears the burden of expectations from citizens who only wanted the government to improve their lives.
The statement partly reads:
"We cannot blame the people for expecting much from us. To whom much is given, much is expected. It is even more so when we campaigned on a promise of a better country anchored on our Renewed Hope Agenda."
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