Soludo’s Tax On Burial Banners, Posters
Recall that the state government, on Wednesday, announced a tax of N100,000 for the display of burial banners and posters across the state.
According to the policy, those willing to paste burial and other event posters in any part of the state would pay an a-N5,000 tax which will last for two weeks.
The new rates were contained in a letter addressed to the National President, of the Anambra State Association of Town Unions and signed by the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, of Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency, Tony Ujubuonu.
It also stated that the agency will from November 1, 2022, begin the enforcement and collection of levies on all such posters and flex used for any of such ceremonies, advising that kindreds, churches, and any such bodies within their towns take note.
The letter, titled, ‘Regulation of ceremonial adverts’, pointed out that the agency would work in partnership with ASATU to recover the taxes as a source of internally generated revenue to curb the menace of ‘non-commercial adverts’ in the state.
The letter read in part, “The tariff below serves as a guide to what is payable; sizes, description, amount and duration of the taxes are: 4 X 6FT N5,000 for two weeks; 8 X 10FT N20,000 for two weeks; above 10FT square is N100,000 monthly; and N5000 for posters for two weeks.”
However, reactions have been trailing the development, with most of them, condemning the action of the governor.
Below are a few reactions from netizens.
Re: 100,000 tax on burial/wedding banners in Anambra state.
Reminds me of that time in Aba when TA Orji brought up Science & Tech tax for every business that had a computer. Emission tax for every building that had a generator.
Govt easy for mouth till you're elected.
— Mo! (@mobiuwakwe) October 13, 2022
Soludo imposes 100k tax on burial banner in Anambra, Some folks said he wants to kill the masses with tax.
Masses that can pay or borrow to litter the city with banners & posters of the dead must do same to pay tax for the living#Tribalism #doyinokupe #deborah #keneth
— Bold (@Oksignature) October 13, 2022
@CCSoludo is becoming a monster to the people he took an oath to protect by imposing outrageous taxes on the people of #Anambra state. The recent of which is taxes on burial posters and banners. An outrageous tax of ₦50,000 to ₦100,000.
— Light House Consult 🐲 (@lighthouse_87) October 13, 2022
The purpose of this particular tax is to discourage the littering of burial poster everywhere. I concure with it.
— Tech Priest (@ChizobemOpiah) October 13, 2022
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that, Governor Charles Soludo banned the use of miniskirts as school uniforms in Anambra state.