By: Valentine Adese (JP),
The preparation for the inauguration of the Society of Women in Taxation (SWIT), Jos chapter is on top gear, as the president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and the National Chairperson of the Society of Women in Taxation , arrived Jos, the Plateau State capital today.
The National President and the National Chairperson and their teams are currently been hosted by the Plateau state chapter of CITN led by its Chairman, Nde Isaac Wadak in Jos.
As at this morning, the visiting teams were hosted at the conference hall of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Plateau State Head office by the State Controller of FIRS, Mr. James L. Sabo and Isaac Wadak and other state Executives of CITN and SWIT.
After the various welcoming remarks, the National President of CITN took the floor to encourage members to start writing their professional exams by also adopting covid-19 protocols where necessary.
She said, “You can prepare for the examinations from home and not necessarily visiting the learning centers. Covid-19 has opened us to this”.
She called on the controller of FIRS and other officer to take their time to encourage their members and staff to take the various professional examinations.
The highlight of the visit at FIRS was the exchange of gifts.
The Presidents of CITN and SWIT are also expected to pay courtesy calls on the First Lady of Plateau State, who doubles as, the wife of the Executive Governor, Simon Bako Lalong and have Interactive Session with members today.
You would recall that as one of his promise to members of CITN, the Plateau State Chairman and his EXCO had promise to inaugurate SWIT chapter in the state during their tenure.
It is of note that, the Society of Women in Taxation, was formally inaugurated on 7th May, 2010, as an arm of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) with a view to serving as, an umbrella body of the female members of the Institute and to meet the yearnings and aspirations of women for recognition as a force to reckon with on Tax Policy issues.
It is also as a forum for promotion of socio-economic development of women.
The Society of Women in Taxation (SWIT), as a body is comprised of female members of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) whose objectives are to identify with and assist CITN to achieve its laudable objectives, empower women with the aim of reducing poverty as well as increase their disposable income and educate women in particular and the public in general on taxation and the necessity for paying taxes.