Kogi government debunks ‘bread tax’

Kogi government debunks ‘bread tax’
Edward onoja

The Kogi state government has discredited reports that it has imposed a tax on bread.

A statement from the state’s lieutenant governor, Edward Onoja, said: “His Excellency has directed me to deny the news of an alleged tax on every loaf of bread sold in the state of Kogi. There is not an iota of truth in the claims that we have approved of such evil, because we have not and cannot. “

“We have just seen an alleged consulting agreement between one of our ministries and a private company to impose an ill-conceived tax on bread in the state.

“For the record, neither the governor nor the state executive council have imagined or proposed such a diabolical fiscal regime, much less impose the same on any food or staple, not to mention bread, which is a staple of the table. and the basic sustenance of many a home ”the declaration said.

Onoja said the news was “in fact an embarrassment to the state government.”

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