Presidential Aide Clarifies Chairman’s Statement on Tax Collection, Denies Advocacy for Employment of Area Boys and Touts

Presidential Aide Clarifies Chairman’s Statement on Tax Collection, Denies Advocacy for Employment of Area Boys and Touts

Presidential Aide Rebuts Reports on Chairman’s Tax Collection Strategy

Dada Olusegun, a presidential aide, has addressed comments attributed to Taiwo Oyedele, Chairman of Presidential Tax and Fiscal Policy Reform, clarifying that Oyedele’s statement on employing area boys and touts for tax collection was misconstrued.

Oyedele’s Intention for Tax Collection Strategy

Earlier reports suggested that Oyedele proposed the training and employment of area boys and touts for tax collection, offering them decent salaries to abandon their current activities.

However, Olusegun stated that the context of Oyedele’s comments was misunderstood.

Presidential Aide Denies Advocacy for Employment of Area Boys

In a post via his X handle, Olusegun refuted the claims, emphasizing that Oyedele never called for the employment of touts and area boys.

He urged the media and engaged citizens to consider the context when reporting on sensitive issues involving public officials.

Contextual Analysis Matters in Reporting

Olusegun stressed the importance of contextual analysis when reporting statements from public officials, asserting that a better Nigeria starts with responsible media and engaged citizens.

He called for a shift away from clickbait headlines, urging the embrace of context to build a nation where information serves as a tool for progress, not division.

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