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Cybersecurity Levy: You Can’t Tax Nigerians Without Increasing Their Income – Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume representing Borno South in the 10th National Assembly has criticised the Federal Government over the proposed cybersecurity levy announced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Senator Ndu me who spoke over the weekend argued that Nigerians cannot be taxed if their income does not rise.

Speaking on Channel Television’s Politics Today, Ndu me said  the new cyber security fee would increase Nigerians’ financial burden.

He, however, said, “You cannot be charging taxes on people when you are not increasing their income.

“Their source of income, you are not widening it, you are not increasing it. I am not part of those that support levying people anyhow.

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“The amendment to the Cybersecurity Act, I supported it but not the nitty-gritty and I am not trying to run away from any blame.

“We have issues with cybercrime, you know that, and there is a need for the government to improve the Cybercrime Act, that is what I understand by the amendment.

“Looking at the nitty-gritty would have been the responsibility of interested parties.

“If I had known there was an issue where a cost would be transferred to a customer or a Nigerian, I would not agree,” he said.

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