By Cj Kingsley
Nigeria’s Vice Presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Khadijat Abdullahi, yesterday in Jos northcentral city of Plateau state, faults the country’s Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo on tax policy, saying that the VP and the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), have not reduced the rate of multiple taxation as claimed by the current government.
It would be recalled that Osinbanjo during the Vice Presidential Debate said Nigerians now enjoys some level of tax holidays and do no longer pay multiple taxation, but the ANN vice presidential candidate said this is not true as she is still over burdened by multiple taxation in her small bakery company.
Abdullahi who spoke in Jos during a campaign tour said her party will work on laws that will not allow Small Medium Enterprise (SME), to be over burdened with taxes aimed at encouraging small businesses to grow.
“If voted to power, we will ensure that we also encourage investors to set up companies in Nigeria by working on enabling laws that will enable them enjoy some sorts of tax holidays as well as helping SME’s to grow.
“This is one sure way to reduce unemployment rate and to boost entrepreneur in Nigeria”, she said.
Still speaking on economy she blamed President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC for plunging Nigerians into untold economic hardship.
She said the federal government under President Bahiari have not implemented people’s oriented policies and programmes that will end economic hardship, adding that funds meant for the development and implementation of SME’s programmes that will assist middle class people are been diverted by individuals belief to be friends of top government personalities to the detriment of poor Nigerians.
On playing politics with bitterness, she slammed the Plateau state government for pulling down billboards political advertisement mounted by opposition parties.
Our correspondent recalls that the ANN in Plateau had faulted the state government for pulling down billboards of its governorship candidate.
The state chairman of the Party, Mr. Senlat Garba had said the party has paid for the space of its billboards as well as met all the requirements of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria and wondered why it was pulled down.
He had noted that the APC have billboards erected in places he described as inappropriate and are allowed to stand while that of ANN was climbed down.