Analysis and implications of the Executive Order on Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme

In the quest to improve the infrastructural needs of Nigeria and maximise resources, the President of Nigeria approved the Executive Order 007 (the Order) on Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme (the Scheme).

The Scheme is a public-private partnership, which enables private companies fund the construction and refurbishment of eligible roads in Nigeria. In return, participants in the Scheme are entitled to recover the project funds by way of tax credits, claimable against Companies Income Tax (CIT) payable.

The Scheme will be implemented and administered by a special management committee (the Committee), consisting of representatives from relevant Ministries and agencies, including Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and chaired by the Minister of Finance.

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