The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria
has urged the Federal Government to look into the Tax and Levy
Amended Order 2015.
The Executive Secretary of ALTON, Gbolahan Awonuga, said on that
the “Tax and Levy Amended Order 2015’’ was signed by a former
Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Awonuga said that the order had created a lot of confusion in the taxes
and levies regime, making the environment harsh for business and not
minding government’s Ease of Doing Business programme.
He said that in Nigeria today, most of the regulatory bodies had left the
regulatory functions and now turned to revenue generating bodies and
bringing about multiple taxation and regulation.
According to him, telecommunications operations are not isolated to the
ecosystem, as the cost of running business in Nigeria, especially
telecommunications is triple the cost of running same in Ghana and