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Traders Association in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory on Friday took to the streets to protest the increase in taxation by the authorities.

A News Agency of Nigeria correspondent who monitored the protest in Kuje reports that shops along major streets in the council were shut.

Mr Uche Nwokedi, the acting chairman of the association said members of the association had taken to the streets to protest increment in taxation from N3,000 to N36,000.

Nwokedi said the protest was also to express the association’s displeasure over the use of force and touts by the consultant engaged by the Area Council to collect the taxes.



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According to him, some members of the association were on Thursday taken to court by the consultant for failure to pay what the traders called ‘ outrageous tax’.

He said the use of the court to introduce higher taxes instead of dialogue was not in the best interest of the traders and the council.

“Most of us, including those taken to court paid our taxes since January and we have our receipts with us.

“The consultant has not engaged us before coming up with this outrageous taxes and we will resist it,” he said.

Alhaji Abdullahi Galadima, Chairman, Kuje Area Council while addressing the protesters said the council was not aware that some members of the association were taken to court by the consultant.



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