Popular Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo, has sparked controversy with her recent statement directed towards the Lagos State Government.
In a series of social media posts, the outspoken actress expressed her discontent to pay her annual environmental fee to assist the govt.
In a video shared by Iyabo, a notice was served to her, indicating that she should an annual environmental fee in order to assist the govt in defraying the expenses incurred.
Reacting to this, Iyabo stated that she not ready to pay the fee because she won’t assist a government that is not ready to assist her.
She emphasised that forex, clearing, shipping and being an entrepreneur in Nigeria is hard enough because of govt policies.
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The statement quickly gained attention, with many expressing mixed reactions to Iyabo Ojo’s stance.
One fan wrote, ” If you do not help the govt the govt cannot help you. You want a better country, pay your taxes and dues on time. You cannot wait for development to pay for it. If everyone can swap their mentality about things like this then you will see how things can change. People don’t want to pay for lawma but they want trash off the road and out of the gutters, public trashcan s are stolen, they by pass meter, do not pay taxes and then demand development. I hope you know what the abroadians pay in taxes and dues. Use your position to educate and encourage people to be better citizens. Good citizens can demand from government. Do your part. Remember we are still a developing continent.”
Another one wrote, ” Everyone want good governance in Nigeria but no one wants to pay the bills. How many people or business owner pay taxes in Nigeria even the so called big corporations refuse to pay. In Abroad everyone pay their taxes and the gov’t do the needful but Nigerians wants to enjoy luxuries but not ready to sacrifice. As citizen pay your dues and if Gov’t fail to perform, then you can demand for accountability. Everyone including the politicians are depending on the income from oil to finance the gov’t forgotten that it is not going to be enough to provide the so called basic amenities.”
Another one wrote, ” This is so me like government should rest abeg with all the bills dey are bringing being an entrepreneur in Nigeria is hard work”
Another one wrote, ” she will have to pay else LASEPA will seal her premises. The law permits them to do so.”
Watch her speaks below: