The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts yesterday summoned the Nigeria Customs Service, the Federal Inland Revenue Service, the Ministry of Industry, and the Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority to clarify allegations of non-remittances of taxes to the federation account by major players in the maritime sector.
The resolution was reached during an interactive session with some companies operating in the sector at the National Assembly by members of the committee who sought to know if they remit taxes to the relevant government agencies.
the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation.
Chairman of the Committee Hon. Oluwole Oke, while grilling representatives of the companies, alleged some of them were deliberately shortchanging the Federal Government with the connivance of government agencies.
Oke said the relevant government agencies would be invited to give more insight into the tax compliance status of the companies at the next public hearing.