Nigerians are not suppose to provide electricity, road, security, water, among others, for themselves. - Adesina tells Nigerian Government ~ Nigeria News + Celebrities Gist and Naija Gossip + Nigeria Gossip

Friday, 22 January 2021

Nigerians are not suppose to provide electricity, road, security, water, among others, for themselves. - Adesina tells Nigerian Government


President of the African Development Bank, AfDB, Akinwumi Adesina, has lamented that Nigerian government have simply shifted their responsibilities to her citizens. He frowned on the situation where Nigerians do not have basic infrastructure despite paying heavy taxes. 

Adesina spoke at the first national tax dialogue organized by the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) on Thursday. 

According to him, Nigerians were among top implicit tax payers in the world. He explained that Implicit taxes are levies that are borne but are neither seen nor recorded. 

Adesina noted that Nigerians now provide electricity, road, security, water, among others, for themselves.

“Truth be told, Nigeria citizens pay one of the highest implicit tax rates in the world — far higher than developed countries,” he said.

“Think of it: they provide electricity for themselves via generators; they repair roads to their neighbourhoods, if they can afford to; there are no social security systems; they provide security for their own safety; and they provide boreholes for drinking water with their own monies,” he said again.

Adesina further described the borehole system as unreasonable, noting that boreholes are not the way to provide good water in this 21st century, insisting that every Nigerian household should have pipe water.


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