FIRS To recruite 1,250 Staff Across Nigeria In 2016

FIRS recruitment 2016
FIRS recruitment 2016

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), as part of its plan to increase its workforce, has disclosed that it will be recruiting 1,250 persons across Nigeria as soon as the service receives its budget from President Buhari.

Mr. Babatunde Fowler, the executive director of FIRS, while disclosing this yesterday during his appearance before the Senate committee on Finance at the National Assembly, said:

“Basically what we are discussing is 2016 budget and within the budget, we do have provision for recruitment of staff in terms of staff expansion; and in total we are expected to recruit about 1,250 and we have not started and that process will start once the budget have been approved,” Mr Fowler said.

While giving his statement, Mr Flow lamented the non-payment of tax by Nigerians, saying only 10% of the country’s citizen’s pay their dues, Naij reports.

“We were in Kano earlier this week and the Emir spoke to all Muslims that payment of tax that is not against Islam. But we have people in different languages with different ideas and as a tax body we have to make sure that we can educate everyone,” the tax official said.

“We have running jingles in all major languages in Igbo, Yoruba Hausa, Pidgin English and once we sensitise the public and you understand what needs to be done, then you can start enforcement or start expecting people to pay tax; that is the media campaign.”

Mr Folwer went on to call on the House of Assembly to help the FIRS meet its targets, saying the service needs all the help it can get at less than 10% of VAT is remitted back to the state.

“If those people who are benefiting from Nigeria and actually have love for Nigeria, they can do the right thing by paying their taxes because in paying taxes, you are empowering government to provide service,” Mr Fowler said.

“We intend to make sure that we get at least a 90% compliance over the last few months we have added over 362,000 new tax payers and then our job is just to make sure that we enforce payment.”


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  2. pls, I still don’t understand the method of application. The portal isn’t opened after it was said to be opened today 29th of August 2016.

  3. I need this job ooooo God, I really wanna be part of this , the kind of job that can challenge my mental ability

  4. Good Afternoon Mr. Tunde Fowler, I AKPO, NWIIBARI B.M. is sent by your Friend (God) to obtained a position in your reputable firm. Thanks and be blessed.

  5. Oh Lord, I pray for your mercy and favour when the time of firs recruitment exercise commence. So help me God, amen.

  6. I hope I will get this job to showcase my readiness to serve this country diligently.So God help me,Aamiyn.

  7. grateful for your concern towards the unemployed youths I would also love to apply when the exercise commence thanks…

  8. honestly, this is wonderful, I av it in mind to work efficiently with federal govt, I would love to apply when the exercise commence…. thanks, I hold B.Sc in banking and finance with Second Class Honours Upper Division .

  9. I am happy to hear this because I always have it in mind to work with d federal govt in letting d public know the importance of paying their tax and I will be glad if given this opportunity in achieving d dream by putting all my best in d betterment of our country. I will love to apply when d exercise will be starting. I am an hnd holder in accounting

  10. I am writing to commend and appreciate the leaderdhip of this organization for the bold step there are taking to ensure compliance in the payment of tax.
    pls is it possible to submit CV in your office?

  11. Wish to be part of your winning team currently working with a bank as DSA, how do I apply please thanks

  12. I deem it fit to be part of the organisation when recruitment determined to put my best in assurance of growth ad development.i have HND on banking ad finance.

  13. Seriously wished to serve ur org. deligently & above all t r a n s p a r e n t l y… How do i joined? I hold in bus. admin.

  14. Good evening sir, what are the requirement for this post sir.l am interested in this job.l am an NCE HOLDER

  15. Please what is your recruitment bases, is it by God fatherism or by connection through high rank government officers?

    • Goodmorning Mr President. I am a born tax collector, hardworker that will bring You good results. Pls employ Me and U wldnt regret it. Wombo Sandra from Benue state. God Bless.

  16. I’m really interested to work with you as a Nigerian to generate more revenue for my their country Nigeria

  17. Wen precisely is FIRS commencing Deir recruitment exercise cos I see myself solving problems and part of d body bringing its corporate objectives to lite.

  18. Am a Nigerian and I need the job…kindly notify me if you have started…longlive Nigeria,longlive nigerians

  19. Nice job. I have a love and pride for my country nigeria. And to proove it clearly is to work zealeously for the country but is by employ me to firs job. Stay bless.
    My email address s: [email protected]. Pls notify me when it’s tme.

  20. Oh God let mr Tunde fowler period of employment favor me.I hope to stop the riding of Okada this year as a graduate.

  21. Good news from the FIRS….we are expecting something good from you people may God help us……………….

  22. That’s a good move by the FIRS. We’ll be waiting for the recruitment. I hope the budget is approved soonest.

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