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FIRS Names Airtel Nigeria among Top 3 Most Compliant Tax Payers

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L-r: Adenike Ayeye, Vice President, Finance, Airtel Nigeria and Head, Taxation, Airtel Nigeria, Mary Okoro during the FIRS Stakeholder Engagement Session held March 29th at the Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja.

Airtel Nigeria, leading telecommunications services provider, has been named amongst the top three most compliant tax payers in Nigeria and has also been recognized for its remarkable performance in Remittances of the various taxes in 2021 Tax year. 

Airtel was recognized last week by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) during the agency’s second edition of its stakeholder engagement forum held at the Banquet Hall, State House Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Adenike Ayeye, Airtel Nigeria ’s Vice President, Finance, and Mary Okoro, Head, Taxation, received the award on behalf of the company at the event which was attended by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking during the event, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said the stakeholders’ forum was designed to engage stakeholders in the Nigerian tax-space in meaningful discourse so as to glean information, ideas and experience in the aid of policy formulation and improved tax environment.

Airtel Networks Limited is a leading telecommunications services provider with headquarters in Lagos, the commercial nerve-centre of Nigeria. The telco ranks amongst the top three mobile service providers in terms of subscribers with a customer base of more than 50 million as at December, 2019.

The company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, Home Broadband and enterprise services.

Airtel Networks Limited is a subsidiary of Airtel Africa Plc, a Pan-African telecommunications company with operations in 14 countries across Africa.

Airtel Africa is driven by the vision of providing affordable and innovative mobile services to all and is supported in pursuing this vision by its largest shareholder, Bharti Airtel. Its product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless voice and data services and mobile commerce through ‘Airtel Money’.

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Airtel Africa had over 110 million customers across its operations at the end of March, 2020.

Airtel Networks Limited is intensely interested and committed to supporting laudable causes through its Corporate Social Investment initiatives in Nigeria. Leveraging on its award-winning Touching Lives programme, Adopt-a-School initiative and Employee Volunteer Scheme, it has invested both financial and material resources to assist many communities as well as uplift underprivileged people across Nigeria.

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Its various CSR initiatives have directly and indirectly impacted Nigerians in the various communities where it operates.

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