‘We Are Sorry, We Misled Nigerians’ – FG Apologises Over Order Asking Nigerians to Re-register Accounts
Following serious backlash from Nigerians, the federal government has deleted a tweet and also apologized after ordering Nigerians to re-register their accounts.
Recall that the controversial order left many Nigerians panting and calling the government unprintable names for trying to make things more difficult in this pandemic period.
In a tweet this morning, the federal government apologized saying its tweet was misleading.
‘We apologize for the misleading tweets (now deleted) that went up yesterday, regarding the completion of self-certification forms by Reportable Persons. The message contained in the
Notice does not apply to everybody. FIRS will issue appropriate clarification shortly.”
We apologize for the misleading tweets (now deleted) that went up yesterday, regarding the completion of self-certification forms by Reportable Persons. The message contained in the @firsNigeria Notice does not apply to everybody. FIRS will issue appropriate clarification shortly pic.twitter.com/KBiPh0lCwJ
Read the clarification made by FIRS:
This is to clarify the publication for financial institutions account holders in Nigeria to complete the self certification form, pursuant to the Income Tax (Common Reporting Standard) Regulations 2019 which is for the fulfilment of Automatic Exchange of Information Requirements. https://t.co/2H6Hedbnv3
— FIRS Nigeria (@firsNigeria) September 18, 2020
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