Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

The number of taxpayers in Nigeria has, within the period of three years, increased by 23 million.

This was disclosed on Thursday by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, during a chat with newsmen in Abuja.

Ahmed said the taxpayer’s base has increased from 12 million in 2015 to 35 million in 2018.

According to her, revenue generation remains important for the Federal Government which is working at increased revenue.

She also revealed that a total sum of N2.7 billion has been released as part of capital releases for the first quarter of 2019.

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