<b>Corporate Governance An Empirical Study on Tax Avoidance of Consumer Goods Firms in Nigeria</b> This study delved the relationship between commercial governance and duty avoidance of quoted consumer goods manufacturing enterprises in Nigeria. Specifically, the study sought to examine the effect of board independence and CEO duality on effective duty rate. The study espoused the Ex Post Facto exploration design. The population comprised of all quoted consumer goods manufacturing enterprises on the Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE from 2010 to 2020. The sample was intentionally drawn from all the consumer goods manufacturing enterprises of the NSE. Data were attained from periodic reports and accounts of the quoted companies. The study used both descriptive and deducible statistics to assay the data. The suppositions were tested using Retrogression analysis fashion with aid ofE view9.0. From the analysis, the study set up that board independence has positive effect on effective duty rate of quoted consumer goods manufacturing enterprises, and this effect isn t statistically significant, also CEO duality has a negative effect on effective duty rate of quoted consumer goods manufacturing enterprises, but this effect is statistically significant. The study thus recommended among others that Moderate board sizes Since an exorbitantly large board size may not ameliorate the effectiveness of opinions, the establishment should maintain optimum board size position and not exceed the sufficient number necessary to drive the company through its vision. Commercial governance, Board independence, CEO duality and duty avoidance 44-54 Issue-3 Volume-7 Echekoba Felix Nwolisa | Patrick Amechi. Mbanefo | Ubesie Cyril Madubuko