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Communication tax to impoverish Nigerian youths – Nweke

The Executive Director, Operations at DigitalSENSE Africa Media, Mrs. Nkemdilim Nweke, has condemned the Communications Service Tax (CST) before the national assembly, saying that the bill hinged on 9 per cent tax on all electronic services would impoverish Nigerian youths, reports ITRealms.

Speaking at the Day-1 of the Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum series on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) ongoing at the Digital Bridge Institute, Cappa, Lagos, said she condemned in totality the motion before the National Assembly.

She also lamented that the 9 per cent tax on all electronic services will further impoverish the teeming unemployed Nigerian youths.

“Thereby, making it more difficult for people to access and share knowledge which the electronic communication is made to abridge,” she said.

Nigerians, Mrs. Nweke pointed out, are already paying for all the mismanagement of their leaders, wondering why make them pay more especially in the present economic downturn.


Further, she joined forces with other stakeholders in calling on the Federal government to make Telecoms Infrastructure a Critical National Resource as this would also mean protecting the jobs and businesses online because when telecoms infrastructures are tampered with, “our Jobs and businesses online are affected.”

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Pix: Executive Director, Operations at DigitalSENSE Africa Media, Mrs. Nkemdilim Nweke 

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