Nigeria’s revenue boost: Agbakoba writes Buhari, reveals 3 sources

Authorized luminary, Olisa Agbakoba, has listed sources Nigeria should harness to spice up its income era.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) gave the counsel in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a duplicate made accessible to DAILY POST, Agbakoba applauded the early launch of price range 2021, including that it signaled concern to reflate the financial system.

Noting that price range’s fiscal and financial coverage is broadly harmonized, the lawyer mentioned he wished that fiscal coverage was extra expansionary.

He noticed the deficit of about N7trillion, in addition to the problem on tips on how to elevate income.

Agbakoba mentioned the primary space that may generate big income is the Apapa Port.

He cited a latest report by a Dutch consultancy agency, Dynanmar which confirmed that Nigeria loses N20billion day by day and N7.2trillion yearly.

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The authorized practitioner mentioned the second space that may generate substantial earnings is commerce facilitation.

“Commerce is Nigeria’s second-largest contributor to GDP however it’s stunning that Nigeria lacks the crucial and important instruments of commerce facilitation that are vessels and airways. So laws is proposed to introduce the Nigerian Nationwide Delivery Line (NNSL) and Air Nigeria.

“If our native content material coverage and legal guidelines are applied by way of commerce facilitation, Nigeria can generate over N20trillion and 10 million jobs in 5 years.”

Agbakoba listed the third space as land administration.

He quoted a latest research which revealed that the housing stock of Nigerian property most likely exceeds $7trillion.

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“However most of that is lifeless capital that can’t be used as collateral for monetary transactions as a result of they aren’t correctly titled. Creating an environment friendly titling system by introducing a Land Use Administration Act will launch a number of income into the system.”

He instructed Buhari that if correctly accomplished, estimates recommend it could actually generate N30trillion over 5 years.

“With concerted deep research, it’s attainable to hit the N100trillion mark”, Agbakoba predicted.

The SAN urged the federal authorities to discover new sources of income to shut the price range deficit and develop the financial system by enacting the Strategic Income Progress and Restoration Act.

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