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CBN Governor Proposes Mobile Phone Tax for Calls Above 3 Minutes.

On Friday, at the 2016 Annual Bankers’ Dinner organized by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, proposed a mobile phone tax targeted at the middle, upper and long phone call makers. godwin-emefiele
According to him, if effected, it could generate an additional N100 billion annually.
In his words:

“There are several ways we can raise additional revenue to finance the increased expenditure that is needed to engender fast and sustainable growth in the economy. I think we can consider introducing a negligible telecom surcharge to be entirely borne by the initiator of a call. In order to protect the poor and vulnerable amongst us, we could structure it to only take effect after the third minute of talk.

Some analyses have indicated that the government could earn about N100 billion per annum from this alone.”

He further stated that the surcharge would be borne by middle and upper-class since poor people do not make calls for more than 3-minutes. 
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What then happens to the poor people who make late night calls or take advantage of packages that allow you to talk for longer?
Recall that this isn’t the first time a government official is proposing a communication tax (An example is the 9% communication tax bill). Hopefully, this doesn’t become a reality.
H/T: The Nation

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23 comments on “CBN Governor Proposes Mobile Phone Tax for Calls Above 3 Minutes.

  1. KingAbsolute says:

    These people are joking with us. It would generate billions, so what? The past generated revenues were used for what? Nothing!
    We (masses) keep paying for what we don’t use or what we caused. Let them kwontinue oh.

  2. kaybang says:

    Thunder, lightning ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡⚡ ⚡ fire ? ? ? ? ? ?, scatter his black yansh there. Onye ara. Mtchewwww
    See Wetin Dem dey talk. Why don’t dey try reducing their bloated salaries ????

  3. Pozaa says:

    It’s like God wants to punish this one? Imagine what this werey is proposing? Is he the one buying us airtime? Idiot said that poor people don’t make calls above 3 minutes. Some people are mad in suit but got no one to tell them!!!?

    1. Pozaa says:

      Like I should put his name in Psalm 109:8

      1. Abdulsalam says:

        Psalm 109:8
        May his life soon be ended;
        May someone else takes his job…..Amen!!!
        Lol???…can’t stop laughing ….nice one poooza.

    2. Abdulsalam says:

      “Were gidi ni”…????

  4. ZITA says:

    CBN always looking for ways to take take take and never give back

  5. Abdulsalam says:

    Well all I will do is to end my calls at 2minute 59seconds…and call back again…..Stupid people.lol?

  6. Tee says:

    iranu; abasha…

  7. Adekanmbi says:

    Then we’ll refuse making mobile calls, we can call thru facebook, whatsapp, imo and others.

  8. Victor Molokwu says:

    People just can’t offer What they don’t have, This government has nothing to offer y’all only sorrow, Tears and taxes.
    Say Baba!
    Chanji!

  9. Rotimi Popoola says:

    Nawa which kain yeye tax charge again nawa ohhh dis government nids deliverance

  10. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, IN RESPECT TO THE OPINION OF OTHER COMMENTATORS, I HAVE TO SAY THAT ITS JUST A PROPOSAL AND IT WAS MADE BY THE CBN GOVERNOR. THIS MEANS THAT UNTIL THE FEC TAKES IT UP, ITS NOTHING AND EVEN IF THEY DO, THE NA WILL HAVE TO DEBATE IT. HOWBEIT, I WILL ADVISE NIGERIANS TO CREATE AN ASH TAG CAMPAIGN AGAINST HIS PROPOSAL ON EVERY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM. LET’S NOT JUST CONDEMN, WE CAN CRITICISE CONSTRUCTIVELY.
    THIS IS WHEN I WILL START MAKING MY LONGEST CALLS.

  11. Alli Abiola says:

    This is the major reason emefielemustgo.com website creators proposed CBN Gov’s sack. Orisa b’ole gbemi….
    #itsallisay

  12. optimusPRIME says:

    Crap!!!!..so he wants to generate billions of naira that will be stolen again??? This man has not learnt a lesson,from his wife’s kidnapping.

  13. pWilliams says:

    I said it….. instead of them to come up with useful ideas to move this country forward…. instead the only device plans to loot more money from the poor masses….ingrates

  14. Oj_Ina says:

    when their grandfather is nor mad….. because of kini,na us send Buhari ni…. abeg, my God go fire anybody wey put tax for my call….. come on,its absurd

  15. VECTÖR says:

    Na God go punish his mouth

  16. Anonymous says:

    So so absurd!! Law of ‘Diminishing Returns setting in, I presume?

  17. Tokunbo Ojekunle says:

    So so absurd!! Law of ‘Diminishing Returns’ setting in as I presume?

  18. Ige Ebima says:

    If that will bring the real Change ,so be it

  19. Anonymous says:

    NIGERIANS REALLY NEEDS TO WOKE AND REVOLT AGAINST ALL THESE STUPID MEN THAT ARE AFTER THEIR SELFISH INTEREST.

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