President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed a 400-level Economics student, Orire Agbaje, from the University of Ibadan (UI) as a member of the Presidential Committee on Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms.
Agbaje, who is the president of the Nigerian Universities Tax Club, was inaugurated alongside other committee members by the president on Tuesday in Abuja.
Her appointment was confirmed in a tweet on the official Presidency Nigeria page.
The statement reads, “One of the members of the Presidential Committee on Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms, inaugurated today by President @officialABAT, is Miss Orire Agbaje. She is a 400-level Economics student at the University of Ibadan, also serving as the President of @ui_taxclub, President of @SEIHUnibadan, and a Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) Scholar.”
The committee, chaired by Fiscal Policy Partner and Africa Tax Leader at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Taiwo Oyedele, has a one-year mandate divided into three main areas: fiscal governance, tax reforms, and growth facilitation.
Comprising tax specialists and important figures from the private sector, the committee’s duty is to align tax policies nationwide to enhance revenue generation.
Checks into Agbaje’s LinkedIn profile by Tribune Online revealed her passion for “crunching digits”.
According to her, “I major in International and Monetary Economics. My love for crunching digits made me take up Accounting (ICAN) and further exposed me to Corporate finance and taxation which I’m learning on. Academics aside, I’m into Sports and volunteering.
“I’m assertive, hard-working and I like being productive in whatever I engage in. I also have great leadership and interpersonal skills. I’m open to different jobs, internships, mentorship, workshop, and volunteering option.”
The news of her appointment continues to generate excitement on social media, with some Nigerians expressing their praise for President Tinubu’s gradual fulfillment of his promise to involve youth in his government.