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  • Nigerians are not feeling the Developmental impact of Taxes-Comrade Emelieze

    Download 9Millions of Nigerians are not feeling the impact of the multiple taxes collected by the government at all levels.

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    This assertion was made  by a former chairman of the Oyo state council of the Trade Union Congress(TUC), Comrade Andrew Emelieze.

    ''It is quite unfortunate that millions of Nigerians who pay income  and various other taxes are not feeling the developmental impact of these taxes. Majority of those who pay taxes are not given tax certificates and there is no tax rebate. It is as if taxation is all about the extortion of Nigerians. The benefits of the taxes government collects are not visible,'' Comrade Emelieze stated.

    In his view, the chairman of the Non-Academic Staff Union and Associated Institutions(NASU) University College Hospital(UCH) Ibadan branch, Comrade Kehinde Abiona  agrees that the impact of the taxes collected are not felt by workers saying,''the taxes workers pay must count, it is statutory for workers to pay taxes, unless there is a taxes relief or tax holiday, the situation will remain the same. When the government collects taxes let the people feel the impact.''

  • Rescue Us from Multiple Taxes-Ibadan Residents to Ohaneze

    TaxTraders of Igbo extraction in Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria have made a Save Our Soul Appeal(SOS) to the national leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide to rescue them from the claws of the state government officials and multiple fees.

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    The traders who made the SOS on Friday, located in different parts of the state, opted to speak incognito to avoid victimization.

    ''The entire leadership of Igbos in Oyo state have failed us, they have been silent all this while. We have been harrassed, extorted and attacked because of the multiple taxation by agents of the government. We passionately appeal to the national leadership of Ohaneze Worldwide under the leadership of Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu to come to our rescue. Save us from multiple taxation,'' they pleaded.

  • Stamp Duties on Rents-Govt is Taxing the Poor for the Benefit of the Rich-AWC

    The six percent stamp duty on rents in private residential buildings recently introduced by the Federal Inland Revenue Service(FIRS) has been described as a policy to favor government and privileged  Nigerians.

    This assertion was made by the All Workers Convergence(AWC) through its National Coordinator, Comrade Andrew Emelieze.

    ''The Federal Government has decided to tax the poor for the benefit of the government and  the rich. The policy is aimed at further devaluing the Naira and make the cost of living very high. This certainly is the wrong policy. This is a government that is supposed to provide as a matter of right to citizens, accommodation, in order to guarantee their right to shelter but has defiantly refused to guarantee citizens' right to shelter and is now taxing citizens for providing shelter for themselves. The hard times are here,'' Comrade Emelieze lamented.