President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja pledged that the federal government will curb unlawful tax collections with a view to encouraging extra personal sector companies.
Receiving the management of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers Association of Nigeria (AUFCDN), led by Ali Tahir, Mr Buhari informed them his administration had real intentions to eradicate unlawful taxes within the nation, even though ‘‘previous habits die arduous.’’
The president, who was responding to a request by the affiliation on the necessity for the federal government to rein in on the unhealthy apply of unlawful tax collections, stated:
‘‘I’m appalled to be taught that these unlawful tax collections nonetheless persist. Bad habits aren’t simply dropped. But let me guarantee you that related security businesses can be reminded of their duties in stopping these dangerous practices and safeguarding individuals such as you who go about their reputable companies.
‘‘I’ll take up all of your appeals and complaints sooner or later and along with State Governments, we are going to attend to your proposals.”
Describing the affiliation as essential and strategic to the nation’s financial system, the president informed the delegation: ‘‘The merchandise and merchandise you commerce in are fundamental to any financial system. The actual wealth of this nation lies in agriculture and livestock rearing.’’
He stated his administration would proceed to do its finest to help the sector, noting that a few of the extra superior international locations like Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and Denmark constructed their economies totally on agriculture and livestock commerce.
On the 2019 elections, President Buhari welcomed the associations’ help for his administration.
He recalled in addition they demonstrated their solidarity for his candidacy within the build-up to the 2015 elections.
In his remarks, the General Secretary of the Union, Ahmed Alaramma, stated they might work for the re-election of President Buhari “due to the good strides his administration has taken to place the nation on the trail of sustainable progress”.
To play the campaign function successfully, Mr Alaramma appealed to the president to make sure that the organisation is represented on the nationwide campaign groups for the Buhari/Osinbajo re-election motion.
On the problem of unlawful tax collections, Mr Alaramma stated: ‘‘Roadblocks are mounted by unknown individuals on a number of highways including these in Adamawa, Taraba, Benue, Cross River, Ebonyi, Abia, Enugu, Anambra, Imo and Bayelsa States and these proceed to represent a hindrance to our companies.’’