NEWS OF TAX LEVY ON BREAD IS AN EMBARRASSMENT- KOGI GOVERNMENT
The Kogi State Government has described the news that it has imposed a tax levy on individual loaves of bread produced in the state as an embarrassment.
In a statement issued on November 14, the Deputy Governor of the State, Chief Edward Onoja, emphasised that the Kogi State Government did not impose such a “devilish tax regime”.
“We have just seen a purported consultancy agreement between one of our ministries and a private firm to impose an ill-conceived levy on bread in the state. For the records, neither the Governor nor the state executive council has imagined or proposed such a devilish tax regime, how much less imposing same on any food or essential commodity, not to mention bread which is a table staple and the basic lifeline of many a household.”
Several news outlets (not Eons Intelligence) reported that the Kogi State government imposed a tax levy on loaves of bread to be paid by the bakeries in the state. Chief Onoja told newsmen he was shocked when he heard the “strange measure” adding that the governor instructed him to personally debunk this news as there is no iota of truth in it.
“I am directed by His Excellency to give the lie to news of an alleged tax imposed on each loaf of bread to be sold in Kogi State. There is no iota of truth in the claims that we have approved such wickedness because we have not and cannot.”