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CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele Advises FG To Tax Nigerians For Every Call Above 3 Mins; Nigerians Reacts

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has advised the government to consider taxing every call above three minutes, in order to enable the country get out of recession on time.

While delivering the keynote address at the Annual Bankers’ Dinner in Lagos on Friday, Emefiele asked the government to consider alternative revenue generating means.

His words:

“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 introducing 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.

Some analyses have indicated that the government could earn about N100bn 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 3 minutes.”

He also said Nigeria could “consider introducing minimal property taxes across the country. This not only raises money for the government but also could be a veritable weapon against corruption since it creates a database of who really owns homes in this country.”tu tuu tuuu

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  • Kenny D Osonwa

    This is a useless idea, task Nigerians, abi task the telecommunications body.. He has got no point..

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    See ds empty brains, d senators una no c dem

  • emekachilaka

    foolish people with foolish brain

  • chika bibian

    The man is hopeless….

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    But i think is good the federal government develop some measures to fund her expenditures and fast so that the country can come out of recession quick

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    There are numeruous ways Federal Government can raise additional revenue to finance the increased expenditure that is needed to engender fast and sustainable growth in the economy but not certainly through taxing calls made by Nigerians above 3mins, not in support of such.

    • Kenny D Osonwa

      Instead they should task the network providers

  • COLLINS OJARIKRE

    nice idea…. Bt wrong country to try tat…..

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  • WillieBravo

    This man is a foooool

  • Olovo Obinna

    Wicked leaders….so we should suffer for u guys failure….