NIPOST Workers Protest Against Planned FIRS Take Over Of Stamp Duty Collection

NIPOST Workers Protest Against Planned FIRS Take Over Of Stamp Duty Collection

By Wires Editor | The Trent on December 20, 2019
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Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance n75 billion
Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance

Staff of the Nigeria Postal Service, NIPOST, on Thursday, December 19, 2019, staged a protest over the planned takeover of the collection of stamp duties by the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS.

The protest took place at the Ministry of Finance, Abuja.

Union leader, Dr Ayo Olorunfemi (right) at a protest rejecting the planned FIRS takeover of stamp duty collection on Thursday in Abuja.

“We have heard that the Ministers say stamp duty is a form of tax and therefore should be collected by the FIRS,” General Secretary of the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies, SSASCGOC, Ayo Olorunfemi, who led the protesters, said.

“And we wonder whether FIRS will take over the responsibility of Nigerian customs because they are collecting import duties,” he added.

On her part, the minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed said talks are still ongoing.

She, however, asked the protesting workers to submit a position paper on the issue.

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