Skype has started collecting VAT for Nigeria. It is important to note that the government has not even done anything but these global firms are already moving ahead to rectify the tax paralysis. While many do not think that Nigeria needs to ask for this small money, I want to continue to encourage the government to make its case. Nigeria carries the African flag as the largest economy and we have the capacity to be heard.
I expect Google to follow on its Play Store and just like that, we could get extra $millions. Expect Netflix to fix its own issues. This is not protectionism; this is fair commerce and there is nothing wrong with that.
Sure – I get it, it changes nothing because the money will be mismanaged. That is a topic for another day. But today, we simply want the money shipped to Nigeria first.
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