FG Urged To Increase Taxes On Luxury Goods To Build Economy


The Country director of a non-governmental organisation, Plan International, Dr Hussani Abdu, has called for increase in taxes on luxury goods to enable the government raise funds to build the economy.

Abdu lamented the situation where taxes are not collected from people who ply the roads with luxury cars adding that government should invest in infrastructure by building rail way line instead of constructing micro airport which has no direct benefit to the poor.

According to him, no country go industrialised without railway.


The country director gave the advice  yesterday in his speech at the 4th Progressive Governors Forum ( PGF) Policy design session (PDS) for APC secretaries to government of states in Jos, the Plateau State capital.

He said when revenues are collected from such taxes, it will assist in providing better facilities for the poor.

Abdu also said the country will witness more difficult periods, especially with the recession and stressed that sectors like health , education, agriculture , and basic infrastructures should be given priority.

In his remark,  Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong,  who also spoke at the occasion called on  secretaries to governments of various states to remain key drivers of the polices by which their governments intend to achieve their goals.