Nigerian Churches and Mosques to pay tax – National Conference votes

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Delegates at the ongoing National Conference
yesterday May 27th voted unanimously for
churches & mosques to pay taxes. The delegates
arrived at the decision after deliberating on
recommendations made by the Committee on
Religion.
A delegate representing Civil Organizations,
Mallam Naseer Kura, during the deliberation
observed that most religious leaders in
Nigeria are now making a lot of money from their
organizations and so should be taxed
accordingly.
Supporting his arguement, Isaac Ighure a
delegate representing the Nigeria Guild of
Editors, in his submission said most religious
leaders had so much money now to buy jets
while their followers are living in abject poverty
and asked that they should be made to pay taxes.
“Some people buy private jets when people in
their churches are suffering and living in abject
poverty, they should be made to pay taxes,” he
said.

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The recommendations to pay tax will be
submitted to the National Assembly at the end of
the conference and if accepted by the National
Assembly, it would then be passed into law. Who
agrees that religious organizations should pay
tax?

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2 Responses

  1. Yes I heard the news this morning but I’m still thinking about it.

  2. In fact no matter if someone doesn’t know afterward its up to other users that they will help, so here it occurs.

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