Pantami kicks against new tax on calls, data

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has kicked against an attempts by the Federal Government to add a five per cent duty to telecommunication services.

Patami disclosed this in Lagos, Monday at the exhibition organised by the Nigeria Office for Developing the indigenous Telecom Sector, an agency domiciled in the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

He said, the telecom sector already contributes a lot to the Nigerian economy, and adding more taxes could impact negatively its growth.

He urged the government to consider taxing other sectors of the economy that are not contributing to national development.

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