Cleric tasks Nigerians on regular tax payment

A cleric, Rev. Ifeanyi Okonkwo, urged to cultivate the habit of regular payment of taxes for rapid development of the country.

Okonkwo said on Sunday while delivering a homily at the Anglican Church of Ascension, Enugu.

He said the nation would attain rapid development and fast economic growth if citizens were faithful in paying their taxes and other dues.

The cleric also urged traders the payment of taxes voluntary for the overall development of the Nation.

“God every individual to contribute to the common- used in the society and providing social services through paying of taxes and other dues.

“Even Christ instructed us to give what belongs to Caesar to Caesar and what belongs to God to God. Christ Himself paid tax while he was on earth even in the presence of disciple.

“We owe it a duty as directed the Holy Bible to to pray for our leaders especially as they take socio-economic decisions that affect our lives,’’ he added. (NAN)

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