Joint Mobile Sanitation Agency of Nigeria (JOMSAN) has called on the federal, states and local governments and the security agencies to join the fight against multiple taxation and the blocking of federal highways by miscreants under the guise of collecting government revenue.
JOMSAN President, Dr Nnamdi Ogbogbo made the appeal recently in Abuja during an event to unveil the ALGON seal for the year 2022.
According to him, for the country’s ease of doing business rank to be improved, the government needs to create an enabling environment for investors and businesses to strive including curbing every form of multiple taxations.
Ogbogbo said that the practice of blocking federal highways by miscreants under the guise of collecting government revenue has negatively impacted the ease of doing business in Nigeria which must be condemned by all well-meaning Nigerians.
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He said: “We want to carry out the National Assembly directive to ALGON/NULGE as regards the menace of multiple taxation, caused by the unwarranted and unlawful blocking of our highways by all and sundry in the name of government revenue.
“For the country’s ease of doing business rank to be improved, government needs to create an enabling environment for investors. It should reduce taxation on companies, boost electricity which is an important commodity because without electricity companies would not function effectively.”
He called on the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), the Bank of Industry, the Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), the Nigerian Employers Consultative Association (NECA), the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) and other private sector groups to sustain the ease of doing business in Nigeria.