Business

Dangote Cement Gets ₦22.32bn Tax Credit From Federal Govt.

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has issued Dangote Cement Plc, tax credit certificates valued at ₦22.321billion.

The tax credit certificates are for construction of Apapa-Oworonshoki-Ojota road in Lagos and Lokoja-Obajana-Kabba road straddling Kogi and Kwata states.

While Julius Berger is handling the construction of the two federal roads, Dangote Cement Plc is providing the funding.

To compensate Dangote Cement, the Federal Government has issued the company the certificates to cover for the tax that Dangote Cement would have paid.

Executive Chairman of the FIRS, Muhammad Nami, represented by Coordinating Director, Tax Operations Group, Mr. Femi Oluwaniyi, gave the clarification in Abuja on Wednesday when he presented the two tax credit certificates to Dangote Cement.

The tax credit certificates for the Apapa – Oworoshoki – Ojota expressway is valued at ₦21.6 billion while the tax credit certificate for the Lokoja-Obajana-Kabba expressway is valued at ₦721 million.

This is the second tax credit certificate the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) issued to Dangote for the Lokoja-Obajana-Kabba road construction.

₦9.5billion tax credit certificate was in 2019 awarded to Dangote Cement Plc for the Lokoja-Obajana-Kabba road.

Oluwaniyi said: “Government came to that reasoning that if we could encourage local investors to do the needful and of course under an agreement with some due monitoring and approvals then some of the monies they would have accrued back to government as taxes they would have paid.

“It will be in the interest of the government that other investors, business entrepreneurs, companies take advantage of this key initiative such that Nigeria can develop faster than government would have done alone”.

Related posts
BusinessScience and Technology

Nigeria’s Flutterwave Emerges Only African Company Named “Pioneer” on TIME’s 2021 List

Flutterwave, a Nigerian fintech firm, @theflutterwave, has been named a “Pioneer” on TIME’s 2021 list of the 100 Most Influential Companies in… Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...
Business

Delta State Civil Service Recruitment; April 2021

Delta state government, through it’s civil service commission, has called for the recruitment of persons with the following qualifications for an appointment;… Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...
Business

Free 10 Freelance business idea you can try In 2021, making you more than $500 monthly

It’s Already difficult to start up a business, even more difficult when you don’t have ideas on business you should start especially… Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...
Power your team with InHype
[mc4wp_form id="17"]

Add some text to explain benefits of subscripton on your services.

Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: