SERAP rejects FG’s tax on phone calls
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 5, 2016
A rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has advised the Federal Government to drop its plan to impose ten per cent tax on every phone call made, text message sent and data used by Nigerians. Rather than impose the tax on Nigerians, the group tasked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Government to immediately roll out social protection programmes as palliative for the effect of harsh economy on the masses.
It stressed that the economic recession into which the nation had sunk had further compounded the plight of the underprivileged members of the society, who had already been victims of long years of corruption, abuse of power and underdevelopment in the country. SERAP said this on Sunday in an open letter to the Federal Government by its Senior Staff counsel, Timothy Adewale.