Monday, 1 February 2016


The Federal Government is modernizing systems and strengthening the capacity for utilizing information technology for financial management in order to increase timeless, quality and reliability of financial data.

In view of this, the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) hereby request that all Federal Government contractors/suppliers visit their respective FIRS tax office to register, update and validate their corporate details.

The requirements for this excise include:
1.      Business Name
2.      RC Number
3.      Business Address
4.      Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
5.      Line of Business
6.      Business bank account details (maximum of four)
7.      Company BVN
8.      Email Address
9.      Phone Number (GSM)
10. Certificate of Incorporation (Copy)

Please, note that any person submitting these requirements must produce an authorization letter signed by the CEO (i.e. MD, President, Vice President, COO, CFO, GM, etc) and a means of identification with any of these: Driver’s License, International Passport or National ID Card (NIMC).

Please, note that this exercise is mandatory as all payment transactions to all Federal Government contractors/suppliers from March 1, 2016 shall be based on information provided to FIRS, which will be automatically forwarded to the Government Integrated Financial Management Information Systems (GIFMIS) platform for payment purpose.

Please, send all enquiries to:

Tuned Fowler
Executive Chairman
Federal Inland Revenue Service

Ahmed Idris
Accountant-General of the Federation