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BMO Mocks Obasanjo Over Alleged Tax Default



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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been mocked by the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) for being indicted by the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, as a tax defaulter.

Obasanjo Farms Nigeria Limited, a company owned by the former President was among the 19,000 tax defaulters recently listed by the FIRS.

Through a statement issued by the  Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, BMO said it was shocking that someone who prides himself as the father of modern Nigeria was a tax defaulter.

The group told him that not only should he write open letters to Buhari on how to govern the nation, he should also pay his taxes when due.

The statement by the BMO reads; “It is a big surprise that a company owned by a former President who sees himself as the father of modern Nigeria is on a list of companies that have run afoul of the nation’s tax laws.

“We also consider it a thing of shame for General Obasanjo not to pay taxes as at when due, especially as he is known to pontificate either at public fora or through open letters against societal ills, aside from launching scathing attacks against all sitting Presidents after him.

“We do not see why he should stop writing letters or speaking out against societal ills, but it would be hypocritical for him not to pay his company’s taxes as at when due. So, our message to former President Obasanjo is: Keep writing open letters to Nigerians but do not forget to pay your taxes,” the BMO said.

Source: Naija News