The average Nigerian is a wary human. There abides an inherent distrust in any venture that involves parting with any form of capital, much less, taxes. To the average Nigerian, the government breaks things – promises, their hearts and the social contract, there is no direct benefit of paying taxes and the unrelenting way that taxes are perpetually demanded and extracted from their friends who are in the tax net is absolutely frightful and unenviable.
: In case we didn’t notice, Vibranium doesn’t grow in Nigeria. So we have to gather that money!
“You can have a Lord and you can have a King, but the man to fear is the Tax Collector.”
Many of us today still share this sentiment of the Iraqi from almost 4 millennia ago that Tax is a necessary evil. Tax however, has a human face and is founded on important principles.