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Nigerians Fume As Telecoms Increase Calls, Data Tariffs Over 7.5% VAT

The 7.5% VAT increase took effect from Februaury 1 2020.
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Nigerians Fume As Telecoms Increase Calls, Data Tariffs Over 7.5% VAT
Nigerians Fume As Telecoms Increase Calls, Data Tariffs Over 7.5% VAT

Nigerians have taken to social media started to express their displeasure over the implementation of the 7.5% VAT increase.

Telecoms subscribers have started paying more for calls and data services as the federal government, commenced the implementation of the 7.5 per cent VAT February 01, 2020. The new VAT was increased from five per cent.

Chairman and Head of Operations, respectively of the umbrella body of telecommunication operators, Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria, ALTON, Gbenga Adebayo and Gbolahan Awonuga, had announced that purchases of telecommunication products and services will be affected by the implementation of the VAT increase.

ALTON said the VAT increase would reflect on the charges of phone calls, text messages and data for internet in Nigeria.

See reactions by Nigerians below:

 

 

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