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“Keep Writing Letters, But Don’t Forget To Pay Your Taxes” – Buhari Media Tells Obasanjo

BMO said it was shocked that someone who considered himself as the father of modern Nigeria was a tax defaulter.

"Keep Writing Letters, But Don’t Forget To Pay Your Taxes" - Buhari Media Tells Obasanjo 1

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has told former President Olusegun Obasanjo that it wasn’t just okay to write letters to President Muhammadu Buhari over the state of the nation, but also important that he pays his taxes as at when due.

BMO which also expressed surprise that a company owned by Obasanjo (Obasanjo Farms Nigeria Limited (OFN) was on the list of over 19,000 tax defaulters recently released by the Federal Internal Revenue Service (FIRS), noted that the revelation was an indictment on the former president.

In a statement issued by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke on Thursday, 22nd August 2019, BMO said it was also shocked that someone who considered himself as the father of modern Nigeria was a tax defaulter. The statement partly reads:

“It is a big surprise that a company owned by a former President who sees himself as the father of modern Nigeria is on a list of companies that have run afoul of the nation’s tax laws.

“We also consider it a thing of shame for General Obasanjo not to pay taxes as at when due, especially as he is known to pontificate either at public fora or through open letters against societal ills, aside from launching scathing attacks against all sitting Presidents after him.

“We do not see why he should stop writing letters or speaking out against societal ills, but it would be hypocritical for him not to pay his company’s taxes as at when due. So, our message to former President Obasanjo is: Keep writing open letters to Nigerians but do not forget to pay your taxes,” the BMO said.

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