Nigerian govt. declares ‘Tax Thursday’

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

The Federal Government has declared every Thursday “Tax Thursday”, to create awareness among Nigerians on payment of tax and accrued benefits.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, who made the declaration in Abuja on Thursday, said the programme will last one year, and will target at least 4 million new taxpayers from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Mr. Osinbajo spoke at the launching of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme, VAIDS.


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  • George

    It should be called buhari failure and APC madness.

    Token man with self deceive.

    • Oluchi Damian


      WHEN WILL IT BECOME OBVIOUS to usually naive Nigerians that Yemi Osinbajo is clueless
      and out of his depths outside a classroom teaching teenagers introduction to evidence law?
      Yemi Osinbajo simply doesn’t know what to do in his oversize post as the Acting President.
      He’s declaring tax day every Thursday when nine women were just kidnapped in Borno.
      Boko Haram kidnapped those nine women in an ambush and also seized a Police truck.
      The nine – including policewomen – will become sex slaves, according to Boko Haram.
      Yemi Osingajo did nothing to rescue the kidnapped women since about ten days ago.
      What does TAX THURSDAY mean over against Boko Haram routing of army convoy?
      There are now 28 million un-employed Nigerians. What does tax Thursday mean?

      • princegab

        Bro, that’s what’s called a failed state. I won’t bet that Ag President will fix it even if he’s capable. The cabal at the presidency with the 19 northern governors will block any change if it’s not violent. They are not comfortable with the biafran’s movement, northern youth’s “kaduna decleration”. Cabal will use the Ag President to mellow all preasure groups and continue the status quo of abusing the Nigerian people.

  • MilitaryPolice01

    As long as public officials embezzle govt funds with impunity, Nigerians will never buy into the idea of voluntarily paying tax, the best you can get from them is income tax deducted directly from source and VAT included on product/service price. And can you blame them? No! Who will pay tax from the very little he has managed to scrape for himself only for the likes of Abdulaziz Yari and others Gov’s to pack it all in one fell swoop and buy properties abroad. These guys need to go do their homework well.

    • Festivide

      I completely agree with you. In as much as the government has not been accountable for responsible use of the revenue available to them. Rather there has been glaring irresponsible and shameless embezzlement of public funds….. No Nigerian will be willing to comply with the so called voluntary tax for some pot bellied politician to whack

    • Ratatarata

      That is no valid excuse. All tax evaders are thieves who break the law! If anyone wants to have a say in how the country is run, they should pay their taxes!
      Thankfully, we pay ours!