Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose has said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was ready to impose more tax on Nigerians that will further impoverish them.
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said the Federal Government “wants to tax Nigerians to death.”
“If the only way the federal government believes it can take Nigeria out of recession is to impose obnoxious taxes that will further impoverish the people, the federal government is not being fair to Nigerians.”
“Under 20 months of Buhari’s government, petrol price was increased from N87 to N145 per litre, kerosene; diesel and gas prices were increased, electricity tariff was increased, N50 stamp duty was introduced on bank customers, 9% tax for the use of communication services like calls, SMS, MMS and data usage from telecommunication service providers; internet service providers and Pay TV Stations.
“It is also under this APC government that N65 levy was imposed on every withdrawal on ATM, various bank charges introduced, custom duties increased, increment of VAT from five per cent to 10 per cent contemplated, cost of vehicle number plate and driver’s licence increased, and now cost of internet subscription is to be increased too.
“Is this government out to tax Nigerians to death?”