Nigerian Breweries Clinches Kaduna Highest Taxpayer Award
Nigerian Breweries (NB) Plc, brewing giant, has been awarded the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS) 2020 Highest Taxpayer, Pay-As-You-Earn Award for its commitment in tax payment.
Speaking at the KADIRS 2020 Grand Dinner and Award Night, in Kaduna recently, the Executive Chairman, KADIRS, Dr Zaid Abubakar, described Nigerian Breweries as one of the “committed” taxpayers in the state.
Abubakar also urged other corporate organisations to emulate Nigerian Breweries and other committed taxpayers in the state by paying the needed tax voluntarily and as and when due.
“The essence of the award was to motivate taxpayers in the state to continue to pay their taxes voluntarily so that the state government will continue to deliver quality services to the people,” he said.
While receiving the awards from the state’s finance commissioner, Muhammad Saidu, Nigeria Breweries Manager Kaduna, Abbay Ajayi, thanked KADIRS for recognising the efforts of the company in fulfilling its tax obligation and contributing to the development of the state.
According to Ajayi, the Nigerian Breweries has paid a total of N1.4 billion to Kaduna State government as PAYE and levies, among others between 2018 and 2020.
“We have equally paid N315 million to Kaduna State Water Cooperation as water bills from 2016 to date.
“We have so far invested N45 billion in Kaduna State from inception to date and planned to invest N7.0 billion in the state in 2021 alone. Kaduna has been a home for all of us at the Nigerian Breweries since the 1960s and we are still thriving due to the conducive business environments that have made Kaduna more home than any other,” he said.
Ajayi reiterated Nigerian Breweries’ continued investment and support to the development agenda of the Kaduna State government and Nigeria.
It was total of 23 taxpayers were honoured as part of efforts to encourage voluntary tax compliance and boost revenue generation for the development of the state.