Diagnostic Assessment of the Potential for Property Tax Reforms in Selected Local Governments in Nigeria

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This project will assess the property taxation framework in select states (Niger, Ekiti, and Kaduna) in Nigeria and conduct a macro level assessment of their reform needs and constraints. It will also conduct a micro level assessment on the technical details of the property tax system, while identifying needs and reform options. The study will aim to identify the reform needs and priorities of the selected states regarding property taxation in Nigeria and to identify the challenges facing property taxation in Nigeria.

This project is to be conducted in partnership with African Centre for Tax and Governance (ACTG).


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Mustapha Ndajiwo

Michae Falade

Gbenga Falana

Abdusalam Masud

Andrew Wainer

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Executive Director


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Moyo Arewa

Program Director

Moyo is a researcher, policy professional, and program manager currently serving as the Program Director for the Local Government Revenue Initiative (LoGRI). In this capacity, he oversees all aspects of LoGRI’s research and advisory operations and provides strategic support to LoGRI’s Executive Director and Chair. He was previously the Manager for Strategic Initiatives at the International Centre for Tax and Development and, before then, a Policy Development Officer at the City of Toronto. His research has focused on understanding how digital technologies impact tax policy, administration, and public service delivery. He has a wealth of experience using his management, engagement, and research skills to address policy, governance, and administrative challenges. Moyo received his master’s degree from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.


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Titilola Akindeinde

Executive Director

Dr. Titilola Akindeinde has over 20 years of experience in Economic Policy and Strategy in the UK and Nigeria. She has a proven track record as a UK government economist, a consultant providing technical support to the Government of Nigeria, and as Team Leader/Programme Manager implementing FCDO funded Policy Development Facility (PDF) programmes, where she demonstrated success in leadership, programme management, strategic thinking and engagement, analytical decision making, economic analysis, and policy and strategy development. She has led teams and consultants in economic and governmental interventions and communicated the results effectively to various stakeholders and audiences. Dr. Akindeinde has a highly developed political awareness, understanding of economic policies and growth, and wide-reaching networks through her experience working at a high level within government. This awareness underscores her ability to use political judgement and sensitivity in managing relationships with senior government and private sector actors as evidenced in her leadership of PDF.


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