Proposed Communication Tax will enhance services, says Minister

Adebayo Shittu

Adebayo Shittu

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has said that the proposed 10 per cent communication tax would help to enhance services in the country, according to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Shittu said yesterday in Osogbo that the proposed tax would also help to improve telecommunication infrastructure.

“We have a lot of deficiency in the provision of infrastructure in the telecommunication sector.

“And I believe that those who proposed the bill must have thought that government centrally relies on tax because without tax, government cannot operate”, adding that the ministry was proposing a workshop to sensitise stakeholders on the new bill.

“We are proposing a workshop on the bill for all stakeholders in telecommunication services, operators and even ordinary man. “I hope that at the appropriate time, when the figures are out, everybody will appreciate the need for such a tax in which at the end of the day will improve services and make everybody happy.

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1 Comment
  • Basil Ogbanufe

    This guys want the price of recharge cards to go up or quality of service to worsen. This APC guys, really, don’t know what they are doing. They are not interested in the progress of this country.