Governor Chukwuma Soludo asked indigenous peoples in other states but who own property in Anambra to turn over their taxes to the state government.
This will enable his administration to provide better social services to the people of the state while protecting their property at home, Solodo said.
The former central bank governor made his plea Thursday while presenting the state’s 2023 budget estimates before the state House of Representatives in Oka.
He decried the poor tax-paying culture in Nigeria, noting that Anambra is one of the states with very poor tax revenue.
“Wherever you are, Unni Anambra (the Anambra people), pay your fair share. This is how it works everywhere,” Soludo said.
He added, “Anambra is probably one of the states with the lowest tax revenue in the world. For comparison, Lagos State projects to generate N1.1 trillion IGR in 2023 amounting to nearly N100 billion per month… Anambra would have an IGR rate of For 2023 it is barely 4.4% of the IGR in Lagos.”
Pay taxes to us – Soludo poses on Anambra indigenes in other states