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Kogi State Government Places Levy On Every Loaf Of Bread Baked In The State

The Kogi State government has contracted a

consultant to levy every bread baked in the state.

 

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry said the levy is to

improve the internally-generated revenue (IGR).

 

Bakers in the state, on the platform of the Association of Master

Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN) told TheCable that the bakers are against the levy.

 

A member of the association, Godfirst, said the association wil

l meet with the consultant, noting that they received a memo from

the ministry imposing a levy “on each loaf of bread” produced.

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“The letter was sent to us that a consultant has been

given the job to generate fund from bakery to state government.

 

“We are trying to meet with the consultant, but we

have not been able to meet with him. We want to meet with him to give us more explanation.

 

“We are not happy about it. Presently, there is no market.

We are facing different types of challenges, and if they are now asking us to pay another tax, we don’t know how we can cope,” he said.

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