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FIRS still open to tax collection despite the partial shutdown in Nigeria

by Badejo Oluwaseun

Nigeria’s Federal Internal Revenue Service said it is still open to tax collection despite the partial shutdown of many businesses and companies in the country. “All FIRS offices nationwide are open to the taxpayers,” FIRS said in an internal circular 

FIRS, however, said its member of staff will be alternated to prevent a total shutdown in “view of its peculiar role in the economy and to ensure that the level of the current collection does not degenerate further.”The Nigerian government Monday asked all its non-essential workers on Grade Level 12 and below to work from home until further notice as authorities fight to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the country. “As a further step to check the spread of COVID-19, all non-essential public servants on grade level 12 and below are to stay and work from home with effect from Tuesday, March 24 until further notice,” Folasade Yemi-Esan, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, said in a statement. “All other categories of officers, who will be at work, are strongly advised to follow the measures being put in place by the government to curtail the spread of the pandemic, “ she said.

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