Opinion

Why Ndi Anambra Should Pay Taxe Oscar Udoji

BY SUNNY A. IJOMAH

An Anambra born international investor, Chief Oscar Udoji, says he has paid over a hundred million naira as tax to Anambra State Government in the last ten years.

Chief Oscar, who is the son of the late Sir. Jerome Udoji of the Udoji Award fame, also revealed that he had instructed his bank to remit the sum of seventeen million, four hundred thousand naira to the treasury of the State, as his 2019 personal income tax.

The Ozubulu-born entrepreneur, who was the proprietor of defunct Udoji Football Club, told Governor Willie Obiano, in a correspondence, that the fulfilment of those obligations were to encourage others to pay tax.

He regretted that his contributions had not been receiving public acknowledgement, which, he reasoned, would attract others to follow his footsteps.

He underscored the need for all citizens, especially the well to do, to contribute meaningfully towards the growth and development of Anambra State by paying their taxes promptly.

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