The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Civil Society have called for the implementation of tax justice as a way to block financial leakages.
Unionists and a massive crowd that marched to the Federal Ministry of Finance were addressed by the Director of Special Duty, Mr. Muhammed Dikwa who represented the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun promised that the protest will receive the attention of government
Mr Dikwa said that it was the priority of the government to stop all the leakages.
The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba said that the Unions were condemning the tax waving where only the poor and the less privileged were made to pay accurate taxes while it is subsidized for the rich instead of the rich subsidizing for the poor which must stop.
Mr Wabba also said “according to International Monetary Fund, IMF figures, Nigeria is losing 0.5 percent to its Gross Domestic Products, GDP in corporate income tax incentives given to companies with pioneer status alone to the detriment of Nigerians”.
He noted that challenges in the economy need urgent attention not sale of National Assets.
Some of the inscriptions on the placards and flags carried by protesters read ‘’ No to Harmful DoubleTaxation Treaties”, PMB Probe Panama Papers Leaks “ Taxation Mobilisation Finances for Social Protection’’ ‘’ Tax Burdens should never Be on the Poor’’ ’’No to Tax Haven, Tax Justice now’ ’ and solidarity songs were sang by the workers during a peaceful protests in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Abuja.