LIRS says women more tax-compliant than men
by Josephine Okojie
October 20, 2017 | 2:25 am| | | Start Conversation
Hamzat Ayodele Subair, executive chairman, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has said that women are more tax compliant than any other gender in tax payment.
Subair made this assertion during the third edition of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) women group conference with the theme ‘ Women as Change Agents: Towards a Tax Complaint Society and the Boy Child.’
“Women compliance ability is not only limited to tax, go to churches and mosques, the participation of women are more as well as their contributions,” said Subair who was represented by Kayode Aribigbala, revenue manager, LIRS.
The executive chairman appreciated the LLCI women group for recognising the rising profile and the contributions of women in the corporate world and as well as entrepreneurs. “The conference in no doubt will go a long way in enhancing and supporting women towards the realisation of optimal tax revenue for the Lagos state government,” he said.
He urged tax payers to ensure compliance as most of resources generated from taxes are used in the development of key infrastructures in the state.
Also speaking during the conference, Nike Akande, president, LCCI said “we celebrate the increasing recognition given to women due to their unique role in poverty reduction and entrepreneurship across the globe.”
“Nigerian women have remained resilient and dogged in their quest for survival even when placed side by side by their male counterparts in professions usually designated as ‘men-only’,” Akande said who was represented by Babatunde Ruwase, deputy president, LCCI.
According to her, women are change agents that can drive the country’s diversification quest to ensure inclusive growth and development.
She urged government at all levels and the private sector to offer women equal opportunities with their male counterparts in appointments to top government positions and boards of public and private sector institutions.
Speaking on the boy child, Ibitola Gbogboade, commisiioner for Youths and Social Development, Lagos state called on all parents to ensure that all children are treated equally irrespective of their gender, stating that the boy child also has his own rights.
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