Iyabo Ojo, who is both an actress and a businesswoman, has expressed her criticism towards Governor Sanwo Olu and the entire Lagos state government for the exorbitant tax invoice she received.
Posting photos of the bill on her Instagram page moments ago, Iyabo Ojo wrote “@jidesanwoolu @lagosstategovt, please, how do you people come up with these outrageous personal income taxes you send on a daily basis?
After paying for different types of taxes for one’s businesses, house & all…. you still come up with all this huge amount and give me 7 days to pay up, lol.
…..last time, you people asked me to come to your office, i came, you asked me to explain & declare what i earn, which i did, but noooooooooooooo you did not respond to my letter, bcos you want me to pay you an outrageous amount that i do not have …. make i go theif ni? I ask again, “How do you people come up with such outrageous bills
I don’t know how much you think I get paid. Hence, your team will come up with this conclusion.
What have you people ever done for me as a government? NOTHING!!! I have single-handedly raised my kids & so many others, plus myself without a single denial from the government. Yet you feel so entitled to reaping over 100% from where you did not sow.
I have worked, and I’m still working tirelessly to survive in this country without the support of the government, but …. yet you just sit in your office and come up with different outrageous bills. Nothing is working right in this country, but yet you feel the need to take from where you have not sworn …..
Since you guys insist …..
You can gladly come n close down my business, arrest me, jail me, or kill me for all i care …. we all will die one day & i will never be afraid of what will evantually be everones faith… what i do not have i can not give .
In 2019, the Yoruba actress made a plea to her fans, expressing her need for the government’s mercy to avoid considering an early retirement.
Iyabo recently shared the tax documents she received at her office on Instagram, accompanied by the following caption:
” Well! it’s so sad that I may have to finally close down my business soon ….. because I don’t even know how or where to start this negotiation with Lagos State, I’m still struggling with making a profit, after paying rent, salaries, and maintenance, electricity, local & state govt taxes in different categories & levy, I hardly make little or no profit ….
My fellow Nigerians I have been asked to pay almost 38m for my Personal income tax to Lagos state ALMOST 38M NAIRA ……… Personal income bawo? #Lagosstate how? 2014 – 2017 I was still struggling with my small business in Ikeja like I’m still even doing now, or is it from my acting that we are poorly paid or from where now? pls can someone help me explain how they arrive @ this calculations, almost 38m naira, please you people should kuku sell me, my self & I i dont even know where you want me to get this kind of money from ……. E ma gba mi ke @jidesanwoolu ni bo ni mo ti fe ri iru owo to po to yii? seriously I’m not understanding @ all o, I be single mother with plenty bukata oooo, I’m confused ……….. retiring looks like the next option o bcos doing business is very frustrating in Nigeria.”