10 Illegal Taxes And Forms Of Extortion The Government Needs To Get Nigerians To Stop Paying In 2021

Must Read

- Advertisement -

10 illegal taxes and forms of extortion the government needs to get Nigerians to stop paying in 2021 as they are impoverishing an already stretched people.

10 Illegal Taxes And Forms Of Extortion The Government Needs To Get Nigerians To Stop Paying In 2021 Brandspurng
Image Credits: Ibanga ISINE

  1. Police collecting bribes at checkpoints
  2. Governors collecting security votes
  3. Clergymen extorting 10% of their followers’ wages
  4. Kidnappers collecting ransom fees
  5. Boko Haram and bandits receiving “protection fees” from state governors
  6. Religious leaders selling all sorts of miracle cures to desperate people afflicted with illnesses
  7. Civil servants receiving fees before processing forms submitted to government offices
  8. Omo Onile’s levying you at every stage of you building your house in Lagos. They take money for foundation, decking, roofing, etc
  9. Youths setting up illegal toll gates in communities whenever they need money
  10. Women asking men for “transport money”

10 Illegal Taxes And Forms Of Extortion The Government Needs To Get Nigerians To Stop Paying In 2021 Brandspurng
Picture by Ibanga Isine

Given the seriousness of our economic situation right now, drastic action is required. All these taxes need to be reviewed one by one.

Nigeria needs about $100bn invested in her infrastructure but also needs liquidity in the economy to purchase finished goods. Above all, we need to invest in manufacturing.

- Advertisement -

What makes my heart bleed is that we are not even giving this matter any thought. We naively believe crude oil dollars will keep flowing forever!

Written by:
Ayo Akinfe, born in Salford, Manchester, is a London-based journalist who has worked as a magazine and newspaper editor for the last 20 years. Ayo attended Federal Government College Kaduna and obtained his first degree in history from the University of Ibadan.
- Advertisement -
spot_imgspot_img
- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest News

Inflation

Nigeria’s Inflation Rate Drops to 18.12% in April – First Decline...

Headline Inflation declines by 18.12% In April 2021, 0.05% Lower Than March 2021 Rate The consumer price index, (CPI) which measures the inflation rate dropped to...
- Advertisement -
spot_imgspot_img

Latest News

Nigeria’s Inflation Rate Drops to 18.12% in April – First Decline in 20 Months

Headline Inflation declines by 18.12% In April 2021, 0.05% Lower Than March 2021 Rate The consumer price index, (CPI) which...
- Advertisement -
BrandsPur Weekly Cartoons
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img