[Video] I rather task my brain than tax my people, says Gov Ayade as he exempts low income earners from paying tax — Daily Times Nigeria

[Video] I rather task my brain than tax my people, says Gov Ayade as he exempts low income earners from paying tax

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, on Thursday decried the tax burden on low-income earners in the state.

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“This is not Ben Ayade, this is not my nature,” the Governor said. “I am not wired for this insensitivity to a weaker person. I never knew that five years into office as Governor, I will still find someone living in a thatched house in Cross Rive,” he said.

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The Governor went on to inaugurate an anti-tax agency designed to abolish payment of taxes by low-income earners.

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Ayade listed the categories of people exempted. They incude; Okada riders, Taxi drivers, Small saloon owners, Airport taxi drivers, Small catering and eatery point (mama put), Farmers, hotel operators with small number of rooms, hawkers and among others.

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