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Fashola Condemns anti-tax campaigners at Ipaye’s book launch

Lagos State governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, yesterday condemned politicians who campaign against the payment of taxes by Lagosians, calling them enemies of development.

Speaking as a guest during the public presentation of a book by the Lagos state Attorney General, Mr Ade Ipaye in Lagos, Fashola said such politicians are out to score cheap political gain, adding that tax payment cannot be taken for granted in any egalitarian society.

The title of the book is: “ Nigerian Tax Law and Administration, A Critical Review.”

According to Fashola; “Payment of tax, cannot be taken for granted. Any politician that says he will cancel payment of tax is telling you lie. There is no way government can achieve the implementation of laudable projects without revenue from taxes.”

Fashola who specifically mentioned the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, for promising to withdraw or cancel payment of taxes in the state, advised Lagosians to disregard such promises as it is only a way to lure their votes.

In his tribute, Prof. Itse Sagay saluted the author’s courage for coming out with the book. According to him, Ipaye has been “extremely reliable, efficient, intelligent and proactive. It has been a pleasure meeting him. I have benefited much from our relationship.”

The author said he was inspired to write the book based on his experiences both at the classroom as a teacher as well as the tax special assistant to the Lagos state former Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.


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