Iyabo Ojo Calls Out Sanwo-Olu Over ‘Outrageous Tax Bill’

Iyabo Ojo Calls Out Sanwo-Olu Over 'Outrageous Tax Bill'
Iyabo Ojo Calls Out Sanwo-Olu Over 'Outrageous Tax Bill'

Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo has called out Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu over an alleged tax request of ₦18 million.

Taking to Instagram, Iyabo Ojo shared documents of a personal income tax letter and voiced her frustration with the exorbitant amount demanded by the government.

In her post, Iyabo Ojo directly addressed Governor Sanwo-Olu and the Lagos State government, demanding an explanation for the hefty tax bill.

She questioned the justification for such high personal income taxes and criticized the lack of transparency in the calculation process.

Referring to a previous encounter, where she had complied with the government’s request to disclose her earnings and declare her income, the actress expressed her disappointment at receiving no response.

“In the past, you asked me to come to your office, I did, you asked me to explain and declare what I earn, which I did with my tax consultant, but noooooooooooooo, you did not respond to my letter because you want me to pay you an outrageous amount that I do not have,” she expressed in her Instagram caption.

Feeling overwhelmed by the mounting financial burden imposed on her, the actress and mother of two raised concerns about the government’s lack of sensitivity to the challenges faced by individuals and businesses.

She questioned the government’s contributions to her life, stating, “What have you people ever done for me as a government? NOTHING!!! I have single-handedly raised my kids and many others, including myself, without a single penny from the government.”

This is not the first time Iyabo Ojo has publicly expressed her grievances regarding taxation in Lagos State. In 2019, she shared tax papers on Instagram, lamenting the excessive taxation that was negatively impacting her business.

She highlighted the struggle to make a profit while juggling various financial obligations, such as rent, salaries, maintenance, and multiple taxes imposed by local and state governments.

As of now, there has been no official response from Governor Sanwo-Olu or the Lagos State government regarding Ojo’s allegations and demands for an explanation.

The actress remains steadfast in her stance, ready to face any consequences that may arise from speaking out.