Don Jazzy has lamented against the recent increase in tax from 5 percent to 7.5 percent by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Michael Collins Ajereh popularly knowns as Don Jazzy has condemned the step saying that it’ll hit harder on poor Nigerians.
Nigerians have been paying 5 percent tax until September 11, 2019, when the Federal Government approved an increase in Value Added Tax applicable on supply of goods and services in Nigeria to the tune of 7.5 percent.
Though the new law will be implemented by 2020, Nigerians have largely condemned the move — mostly questioning how the ordinary citizens in the country will deal with it.
Don Jazzy took to his Twitter account recently to say, ”How does the government plan to bring many Nigerians out of poverty when the masses, neck-deep in poverty are being overtaxed.
“The income and living standards of citizens of other countries that pay much taxes can’t be compared to that of Nigerians.”
How does the govt plan to bring many Nigerians out of poverty when the struggling masses, neck-deep in poverty, are being overtaxed. The income & living standards of citizens of other countries that pay much taxes can’t be compared to that of Nigerians. 🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️ #POSCharges
— ITS DONJAZZY AGAIN😉 (@DONJAZZY) October 13, 2019
Given the chance, many Nigerians will commend the musician and music producer for speaking out for the voiceless masses who may be badly affected but have no medium to express their pains.
We aren’t sure whether the authorities are ready to consider a review of the law hence it has already been signed — just waiting for the implementation date.