Force All Nigerian Adults To Pay Tax – El-Rufai Tell FG
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has said that as part of enforcing citizen obligations in the country, all adult Nigerian citizens should be forced to pay tax.
The governor said this on Thursday in Lagos at an annual Tax conference of The chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria(CITN) themed, “Taxation and Economic Competitiveness: Imperatives for National Development – a Nigerian Subnational Perspective”.
According to him, “Nigeria is way behind the average of comparator nations of about 20% of GDP” and as a way of generating more income to the Nation, government should look inward and oblige all adult Nigerian citizens to pay Tax since crude oil has lost its “primacy”.
In His Words:
“With national tax revenues (oil and non-oil) still less than 7 percent of GDP, Nigeria is way behind the average of comparator nations of about 20% of GDP. As the world goes green, and crude oil loses its primacy as a leading source of energy, Nigeria must look inwards and compel every adult to pay tax as part of our citizenship obligation,” El-Rufai said