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VAT INCREMENT | Buhari’s Govt. is Wicked, Disjointed – Ayo Fayose

by on April 21, 2016
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has described the Federal Government’s decision to drop its plan to increase Value Added Tax (VAT) as another vindication of his stance that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s govern­ment was not coordinated.
According to Fayose, “It is now evident that for Ni­geria to be saved from this Buhari’s government policy contradictions, more Nige­rians must join me to speak out so as to keep the gov­ernment on its toes.”
He said this in a state­ment by his Special Assis­tant on Public Communi­cations and New Media, Lere Olayinka.
He challenged the Fed­eral Government to release to the public evidence(s) of any refund on federal roads constructed/rehabilitated by the Ekiti State Govern­ment, adding,
“Since Fayose assumed office, no kobo was paid to Ekiti State Government by the Federal Ministry of Works since the All Pro­gressives Congress (APC) has been in power. The par­ty should rather stop ad­vertising its idiocy in Ekiti and provide documentary evidence on all payments made to the Ekiti State Government by the Federal Government since the state was created.”
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had said on Thursday, April 7 in Lagos that the current five per cent VAT rate in the coun­try was very low and went on to add that the Federal Government would in­crease the taxpayer base this year.
In his reaction, Governor Fayose had said any incre­ment in VAT or any other tax being paid by Nigeri­ans at this time will further make life unbearable for the people, adding: “Nige­rians are suffering and the little that they have, federal government is planning to take back through VAT increment, this is wicked­ness!”
In a statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, Olayinka said, “If the Vice President who heads the federal government’s Eco­nomic Team said on April 7 that VAT was going to be increased and the Minister of Finance said on April 18 that VAT won’t be in­creased, isn’t this a sign that this government is dis­jointed?”

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  • arik
    April 21, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Fayose nobody will join ur useless fold to discredit the government of “PMB “, do it alone and as well u will so go down alone.


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