By: Valentine Adese (JP),
The out gone Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Jos District and Society, Mr. Issaac Wadak has successfully handed over to his successor, Mr. Ganan Wash Pam in a colourful ceremony.
While handing over the mantle of leadership, Mr. Isaac, used the opportunity to thank those, who had contributed to the success of his tenure and that of his EXCO.
His said, “In conclusion, we thank all those who contributed to our successes during the period of stewardship. Special thanks to the Chairman, Plateau State Internal Revenue Service, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Jos, the President and Chairman of Council members of CITN, among others for their support”.
The out gone Chairman, also took time to wish the income Executive Committee success in their tenure.
“For the incoming Executive Committee, I wish them well and assure them of our continuous support to enable them surpass our achievements for the growth of the district”. Isaac Wadak prayed.
You would recall that, Mr. Wadak and his Executive Committee came on board on 20th May, 2019, after a successful election and handover. They were however faced with the major challenges of Membership Mobilization, Office Accommodation, Attendance at meetings and prompt payments of subscriptions, from the last EXCO.
However, despite the daunting task faced during the period under review, Mr. Isaac Wadak and his EXCO, successful hosted the 2019 and 2020 MPTP, increased the number of License Chartered Tax Practitioners, increased the Numbers of Fellows of the Institute by five, namely – Mr. Isaac Wadak (FCTI), Alh. Abubakar Amusa (FCTI), Mr. Sam Pam (FCTI), Mr. Obi Ndaji (FCTI), Mr. Nelson Onowu (FCTI).
Isaac Wadak and his EXCO, also secured the approval for Jos, as an examination centre and the successful take off of the centre, which have seen the students partake in the April, 2020 diet and the April 2021 diet.
In furtherance to this, the out gone EXCO, were able to set up the Tutorial Unit headed by Mr. Reuben Dader, to assist the students. According to Mr. Wadak while rolling out the content of his Hand Over Note said, “This unit is doing well and needs to be sustained”.
Congratulating and commending the out gone Chairman of CITN and Jos District Society for a successful tenure in office, the Vice President CITN, Barr Samuel Adeluyi, said, “you did a lot within two years by getting Examination Centre for your District. You also ensured that a vibrant SWIT chapter was established during your tenure and your relationship with stakeholders in the state is outstanding.
“Of the truth you have added value to the institution.”
READ THE STEWARDSHIP REPORT OF MR. ISAAC WADAK AND HIS EXCO BELOW:-
REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP JUNE 2019 – 30TH MAY, 2021 BY ISAAC WADAK (FCT, FCNA) OUTGOING CHAIRMAN CITN JOS AND DISTRICT SOCIETY.
- Our Executive Committee came on board on 20th May, 2019 after a successful election and handover. We inherited two major challenges from the last EXCO.
- Membership mobilization
- Office Accommodation
- Attendance at meetings and prompt payments of subscriptions.
To tackle the issue of membership we visited the Relevant Tax Authorities Tertiary Institutions, Tax Appeal Tribunal (North Central) Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigerian (ICAN), on advocacy visits. We had scheduled, Finance Committee, PLHA, ITF (Industrial Training Fund), Plateau State Chambers of Commerce and Industries for the advancement of the advocacy. Tour but was cut short by the COVID-19 in 2020. As a matter of fact, 2020 was uneventful as a consequence. The issue of office accommodation is still work in progress.
- Successful hosting of 2019 and 2020 MPTP
- Increased the number of License Chartered Tax Practitioners.
- Increased the Numbers of Fellows of the Institute by five, namely – Mr. Isaac Wadak (FCTI), Alh. Abubakar Amusa (FCTI), Mr. Sam Pam (FCTI), Mr. Obi Ndaji (FCTI), Mr. Nelson Onowu (FCTI).
- Secured the approval for Jos as an examination centre and the successful take off of the centre which have seen the students partake in the April, 2020 diet and the April 2021 diet.
In furtherance, to this we were able to set up the Tutorial Unit headed by Mr. Reuben Dader to assist the students. This unit is doing well and needs to be sustained
5. Initiation and successful Inauguration and Investiture of the Society of Women in Taxation (SWIT) Jos and District Society in April, 2021
6. Successful organized the maiden edition of the Annual Jos Tax Week in April 2021.
7. Formal inauguration of Tax Clubs/Society of University of Jos, Plateau Polytechnic and Plateau State University, Bokkos in April, 2021.
8. Inauguration of three committees;
- Finance and General purpose committee
- Welfare committee
- Education Committee
The reports of the committees are herein attached.
The Education Committee under the leadership of Mr. Dagwom Danga (FCA, ACTI) was excellent in the handling of the Examination issues, Tutorials, Annual Jos Tax Week and the Tax Clubs in the Tertiary institutions.
- Production of the Bye-Laws of the Institute, which is on sale to raise revenue for the district.
- The acknowledgement of the formation of Jos Tax Practitioners forum. The forum is made up of our members who have obtained the CITN licence to practices as Chartered Tax Practitioners. The aim of the forum is “To ensure professionalism in the practice of Taxation as enshrined in the CITN Charter. The forum presently has 9 (nine) members and has Mr. Gbenga Damitan as its Interim Coordinator, they are part f the Jos Tax Practitioners forum is herein attached.
- OUTSTANDING MATTERS/CHALLENGES
- Office accommodation: as I mentioned earlier. This is work in progress.
- Poor Attendance in meetings: This is at all levels (EXCO, Congress and Committee meetings.
- Payment of Dues (both local and national): the Debtors’ List have been an issue of contention, with some members making various suggestions. I recommend a committee of paid up members be set up to look into this matter. The membership update forms were introduced as a measure to get an up-to-date membership list. This should be pursued to later. It will help.
- Some issues raised in the 2017 and 2018 management Report of the Auditors are outstanding.
- 2021 MPTP (coming up in September, 2021) and the North Central Zonal Conference.
The challenges even though daunting, are not insurmountable.
- In conclusion, we thank all those who contributed to our successes during the period of stewardship. Special thanks to the Chairman, Plateau State Internal Revenue Service, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Jos. The President and Chairman of Council members of CITN for their support.
For the incoming Executive Committee, I wish them well and assure them of our continuous support to enable them surpass our achievements for the growth of the district.
Thank you all, God bless you and keep you.
ISAAC G. WADAK (FCTI, FCNA) GANAN – WASH PAM
Outgoing Chairman Incoming