FCTA to Waive Taxes for Diplomatic Missions in Abuja, Says Wike

Adewole Kehinde
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Nyesom Wike

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has revealed that the FCT Administration (FCTA) will waive taxes for diplomatic missions in Abuja, mirroring the exemption Nigeria’s diplomatic missions abroad receive.

Wike made this announcement in Abuja on Wednesday during a meeting with the Ambassador of Cote D’Ivoire to Nigeria, Kalilou Traore.

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He stated, “Let me also say that the issue of tax will be waived. I will call the authority that is responsible for cooperation with you on this issue.

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I know that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has told me that the same thing applies to them in the other countries where they operate. So, that will not be an issue.”

Traore, during the meeting, informed the FCT Minister of the embassy’s intention to commence development on its land in Maitama District, aligning with the FCT Administration’s directive to develop the land within a specific timeframe.

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The ambassador also expressed the mission’s desire to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire, proposing the twinning of Abuja with Yamoussoukro, the political capital of Cote D’Ivoire.

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