Apparently, nobody wants to part with their money — not even for the benefit of the community or even the country. If we have our way, nobody will pay tax and over the years individuals and even companies have evaded tax.
Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited (NLNG) has been reported to have paid its annual tax of $1.62 billion, something they might have evaded in the past. With this payment, the government should be able to do something with it, maybe pay some salaries or use to fund contracts.
A social commentator and speaker, Tolu Ogunlesi, took to his twitter handle to disclose this. See the embedded tweet below;
Learnt NLNG paid its annual tax (CIT + Education Tax) to the FG last week. USD1.6bn, making it biggest corporate taxpayer in #Nigeria.
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) June 22, 2015