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Tax every GSM call above 3mins, Emefiele counsels FG.



Tax every GSM call above 3mins, Emefiele counsels FG.

Godwin Emeifele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has charged the federal government to begin taxing callers who spend above three minutes as part of panacea to the economic challenges in the country.

The CBN governor stated this while delivering a keynote address at the Annual bankers’ dinner held in Lagos on Friday.

According to him, “There are several ways we can raise additional revenue to finance the increased expenditure that is needed to engender fast and sustainable growth in the economy.

“I think we can consider a negligible telecom surcharge to be entirely borne by the initiator of a call. In order to protect the poor and vulnerable amongst us, we could structure it to only take effect after the third minute of talk.

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“Some analyses have indicated that the government could earn about N100 billion per annum from this alone. Obviously this surcharge will mainly be borne by middle and upper class people since I do not know many poor people who make calls for more than three minutes”.

He also advised the government to introduce little property taxes across the country like they do in the advanced countries which will further generate more revenue for the country.

He ended his notes by calling on Nigerians to be ready for Donald Trump ‘s governance in the US and that Nigeria should be proactive to adjust to external business changes.
By Joseph Emmanuel….

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  1. Roland Uchendu Pele

    November 19, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    It’s better to tax calls above 3 minutes than to tax every GSM user regardless of the number of minutes spent on call. I go with CBN gov.

    • yanju omotodun

      November 19, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      As you have no people you call above three minutes. Poor and isolated people like you will surely say that.

    • Nonso Ezeugo

      November 20, 2016 at 9:34 am

      I go with the CBN government too If that wil provide our finance in our economy crisis


    November 19, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    I am in consonance with advice. Especially property tax. This will reduce the corruption level of politicians and also stop them from acquiring properties the way do before now.

    • Margret Dickson

      November 19, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      This will go a long way in improving our economy. The federal government will have more money to execute important projects from taxes.

  3. Animashaun Ayodeji

    November 19, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    It will be cool to see the Federal Government tax calls above 3 minutes, but call rates should be receduced first .

  4. Animashaun Ayodeji

    November 19, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    It will be cool to see the Federal Government tax calls above 3 minutes, but call rates should be reduced first

  5. Joy Madu

    November 20, 2016 at 9:41 am

    This people should respect thereselve oooo me want to be hearing my husband voice oooo because this there tax call will not happen as far am concern they are talking norses

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