The Society of Women in Taxation (SWIT) Bauchi State Branch has called don women in taxation in the state to give more attention to acquiring higher degrees and ICT skills for personal career development.
SWIT is affiliated with the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).
Hajiya Aishatu Tahir, the first coordinator of the society in the Bauchi, said the society will assist women in the tax profession to promote their education, intellectual growth and professional knowledge for the best interest of the profession.
She said SWIT is ready to support the state government mainly revenue generating agencies to improve the internally generated revenue of the state for economic development.
According to her, the society under the new executives would undertake tax awareness campaigns in various sectors of the state’s economy with a particular focus on women’s interests, encouraging formation of tax awareness clubs in secondary schools to catch the future tax payers young.
“I am humbled on this occasion of my investiture and I wish to call on my colleagues in tax profession, other sister women organisations to join hands with SWIT Bauchi District and Society to help the society in nation building and developing Bauchi State,” she said.
In her message, the SWIT National Chairperson, Mrs Biola Adimula congratulated the first Bauchi coordinator of the society, saying that her election was as a result of her commitment and contribution towards the progress of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and SWIT in particular.
“The SWIT was formally inaugurated in 2010 as an arm of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) to serve as an umbrella body of the female members of the institute and to meet the yearning and aspiration of women for recognition as a force to reckon with on tax policy issues. It is also to serve as a forum for the promotion of socio-economic development of women,” she added.