Illegal Taxation: Renowned Security Firm, ATD Recruits 5000 Personnel, Begins Training At Police College

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A renowned private security firm, ATD Global Security Services has been contracted to train over 5000 newly employed personnel specifically for the take off of the stoppage of illegal and multiple taxation on major roads nationwide in Nigeria.

The training, which is billed to begin this morning at Police College, Ikeja, Lagos according to Ambassador Olakunle Johnson, the CEO ATD Global Security Services will see over 5000 Nigerians, who are mainly youths across the Southwest Nigeria gainfully employed and trained in the rudiments, code of conduct and ethics of the job.

Ambassador Kunle made the disclosure in a chat with newsmen after a parley meeting between Mikano International Limited and the security outfit at Mikano’s Head office in Lagos. He disclosed that ATD Global Security Services is already into partnership with Mikano International Limited to facilitate mobility, for operations of the new project assigned it by the Association of Local Government in Nigeria (ALGON), to stop multiple taxation of traders and ensure security on Nigerian roads.

Speaking on the thrust of the meeting, Amb. Olakunle Johnson said that the ATD Global Security Services, had to partner with Mikano International Limited to aid mobility for their operations across the federation, being agents for the implementation of Federal Government, States and ALGON’s initiated National Anti-Multiple Taxation Scheme (NAMTAXS) and National Transit Insurance Scheme (NATIS).

Amb. Olakunle lamented the height of fleecing of our national patrimony as over 30trillion naira gets into private hands through illegal multiple taxation of traders across the nation unremitted to the federal government’s coffers, this he claimed has stall development and greatly incapacitated government, as the private individuals sabotage the economy with grave security impacts.

He said,“We opted for a partnership with MIKANO International Limited because of their durable Hilux vehicles, which we needed for our operations.

The vehicles when eventually procured can help to facilitate, our operations which includes; monitoring and enforcement.

“Given the lag we have a week to train our staff because we intend to recruit over 5000 people across the southwest and after and flag off in Lagos we take off the next day.” Ambassador Olakunle affirmed.

He noted that the initiative seeks to have a unified tax structure in the sector, whereby monies fretted away by unscrupulous individuals can be well accounted for and used for the common good of Nigerians.

“It is going to change the face of our economy, that is why ALGON came up with the initiative to make sure every Nigerian, transporter pay one tax that informs this project, we are eager to put the security settings in place .

“The security challenges in the transport sector, where travelling is now a dreadful venture will be adequately addressed as a sticker is readily afforded, it has a code-7744 any driver or transporter that has the sticker pasted in front of his vehicle anywhere he is going to across the federation, having any challenge with the police, military, hoodlums or bandits and all others should quickly call 7744, we will come to rescue.

“The response time will be fast and sharp because we have existing synergy with the States Commissioner of Police, the military, Civil Defence, DSS and other local security apparatus.

“Local Government Chairmen will also form their monitoring units to monitor every local government roads.

“My charge to our people out there is for them to comply with the order of the Federal government of Nigeria and the local government who are the grassroots, the rung of government closer to the people in ensuring a sane society where things functions properly.”

Mr. Arab Gazi the General Manager Mikano International Limited while commenting on the partnership, affirms that the initiative will go a long way to rejig Nigeria’s economy as the discouraging effect of multiple taxation on businesses will be abated.

“This presentation from ALGON is clear on what the intentions are, it is a good one in gauging the development of our country Nigeria. To be sincere with you I personally been a Nigerian, I have in times past been involved in all these harassments on the federal and local roads as much as my guys and colleagues who worked with me. I see this as very helpful in the development of the total populace of Nigeria.

“It is also a way to generate revenue which we have always been saying in Nigeria, that at the end of the day if we open our eyes clearly based on the fact that we have a very good advantage which is the population,we could generate a way out for the country to cease borrowing.

“This initiative that encapsulated the National Anti-Multiple Taxation Scheme (NAMTAXS) National Transit Insurance Scheme (NATIS) are thoughtful and right on time.” Gazi reiterated.

Mr. Eze Verastus a Coordinating Sales Manager of the partnership between MIKANO and ALGON, who also gave a lead into the business operations eulogize the efforts of the ALGON President Mr . Kolade Alabi the Chairman Bariga Local Government whom he said main streamed the partnership with Mikano.

In his words, “ The ALGON’s President Mr. Kolade Alabi championed the course for us to have a unified levy system in Nigeria, which will reduce hyperinflation bedevilling our economy.

“Mikano is more than ready to see this partnership to a very good success. In fact our Chairman is always very happy when he sees this kind of programme that will impact the living standards of the people positively.

“Today we have started officially, on our own we are going to make sure we provide the best of after sales services for the vehicles we are going to supply, in respect to maintenance, affordability and cost, because we are not just seeing it as business but as part of our contribution towards national progress given the impact of COVID-19.”

To make good the partnership ATD Global Security Services, the lead consultant for ALGON on the said project is set to commence training of potential employees across Southwest Nigeria on Monday,11th of October,2021.

Trainees are expected to arrive early to the training location at the Nigeria Police College, Ikeja- Lagos as accreditation is scheduled to start by 7am prompt.