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Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by sowore2019: 8:27pm On Mar 21, 2019
The Take it Back Movement seizes this medium to state its outright rejection of the government's proposition to issue a 50% increase on the Value Added Tax (VAT) on commodities, an increase from 5% to 7.5%.

We deem it to be thoughtless, cruel and worthy of total condemnation by all who seek to see a Nigeria that works for all and not for a privileged few. The TakeitBack Movement is battle prepared to join the hungry and angry Nigerian people in resisting this renewed attempt at subjecting the Nigerian people to a new depth of abject poverty.

Last year, the Nigerian Labour Congress embarked on numerous protests and strike actions to press for minimum wage to be increased to 30 thousand naira. After denying the average Nigerian of a wage increase for many years, the Buhari-led government, in a transparent bid to garner support in the upcoming elections, made a very reluctant concession to the demands of Labour and increased the minimum wage.

The 2019 elections, unlike previous elections, had been issue based and the question of minimum wage was going to play a crucial role in whipping up workers' sentiment - especially at the time the AAC's Presidential Candidate, Omoyele Sowore, had brought the subject matter to the front burner of the campaign.

While Atiku's PDP was fronting anti-poor programs of selling public property to enrich his friends and his APC counterpart was busy assaulting Nigerian workers with economically insignificant minimum wage, Omoyele Sowore was the only candidate in the race that included his plans to pay workers a living wage of a hundred thousand naira as a major campaign agenda.

The blackmail that it was going to lead to inflation was immediately and intellectually deflated by the campaign. Our campaign reminded the public that while Nigeria had not witnessed a minimum wage increase since 2011, the rate of inflation between 2012 after increased fuel pump price and 2015, and on to 2019 upon the emergence of Buhari and his anti-poor policies has increased steadily to a maddening crescendo.

The campaign showed how the government, in collaborative relationships with big corporations, used inflation and other artificial policies as excuses to target the living standards of the poor while amassing more wealth for themselves, families and rich friends.

The Buhari regime is one that gives with the right hand and robs with the left. As soon as the National Assembly passed the hard-won minimum wage increment into law, the incumbent government announced a VAT increase to “fund the new minimum wage” – an amount that is still comparatively a slave wage when compared to other African countries with substantively fewer resources.

The genius of this new tool of oppression is in its simplicity: a VAT increase will lead to a hike in the price of commodities. This will further push inflation rate to a whole new level, thereby proving the diabolical reasoning of the Buhari regime and completely diminishing the purchasing power of workers. The VAT increase, not the increase in minimum wage, will set the tone of poverty and unforeseen suffering for the next four years.

It is no secret that the Nigerian government is the most expensive in the entire world; a government that oversaw Nigeria slipping into the position of world’s poverty capital on their watch. Despite a yearly increase in the amount used to maintain the many wasteful government bureaucracies, the government did not blackmail itself with the increment of VAT. With all non-oil government parastatals telling us that they are making and generating revenues to the tune of trillions, we can't but conclude that the government intends to be deliberate in shoving this level of unimaginable sufferings down the throats of hardworking Nigerians.

The TakeitBack Movement believes that this is one of the many more poverty-inducing programs the Buhari government will be unleashing on the suffering people of Nigeria. We have been vindicated in our declaration that Buhari and APC’s Next Level refers to the next level of poverty.

It is on this note that the TakeitBack movement is calling on well-meaning Nigerians, the Labour movement, and the civil society to join us as we collectively resist this socio-economic coup and deliberate conspiracy against the living standard of the Nigerian people.
We cannot continue to fold our hands and allow the same people who never care for the people's welfare to attempt to punish workers for demanding what rightly belongs to us.

We propose:

That the Labour movement (as led by NLC, TUC, ULC and FIWON) call for discussions all over the country to prepare for mass actions over the expected failure to implement the #30,000 minimum wage, and also the expected delays in paying across the states.
That the civil society should start unity talks in conjunction with the Labour movement and revolutionary parties like AAC to start mass resistance on the VAT increments.

We must focus our efforts on taking back our country through pro-active means. The Buhari/APC government cannot continue to insult us in this manner any longer.

Nigeria MUST progress.

Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi
Director, PR, Media and Communications
Take it Back Movement

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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by lovelove2323: 8:10am On Mar 22, 2019
grin
Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by codeplace(m): 8:10am On Mar 22, 2019
FG works like a devil. they will give something(increase minimum wage) and take it from other side(increase in VAT)

I will survive

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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by salbis(m): 8:10am On Mar 22, 2019
Rubbish! Make una enjoy una next level. We are all in this, Sai baba till 2043.

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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by thoollz: 8:12am On Mar 22, 2019
Abegi, all these movements are the same. They're after their pockets.

So Charley Boy and adeyanjudeji played a football bet. While Deji was patiently waiting for the full potential winning. Charly Boy went behind his back and Cash-Out.

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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by NkayStory(f): 8:12am On Mar 22, 2019
All these crooks forming "Activites" and pretending to speak on behalf of the masses.."Take it back movement" indeed

Just like Charly Boy's "Our Mumu don Do".

I pity the gullible following them around while the arrow-heads cleans out financially.

The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born in Nigeria...for real.

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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by babadeee(m): 8:12am On Mar 22, 2019
grin sad funny
Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by Kay512: 8:12am On Mar 22, 2019
And drive the “middle class” into penury. And the lower class to death.

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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by Ideyontop: 8:12am On Mar 22, 2019
Next Level don land. Buhari go deal with all of una.

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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by Kachy1605(m): 8:13am On Mar 22, 2019
FCT Abuja with evil plans

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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by Kay512: 8:13am On Mar 22, 2019
NkayStory:


All these crooks forming "Activites" and pretending to speak on behalf of the masses.."Take it back movement" indeed

Just like Charly Boy's "Our Mumu don Do"

Sowore will not compromise.

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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by Lec25(m): 8:14am On Mar 22, 2019
The Nigerian problem seems beyond the leaders to solve.
Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by bamasite(m): 8:14am On Mar 22, 2019
Yes
Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by abrahamadadhe(m): 8:14am On Mar 22, 2019
So true
Government that gives you cap but collects head in retuen

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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by Miracle4Sure: 8:15am On Mar 22, 2019
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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by NigeriaBam: 8:15am On Mar 22, 2019
Alright.. TAX again. Na only God can help us in this country.




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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by jetz(m): 8:15am On Mar 22, 2019
Vat hike would just finish the poor honestly

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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by NkayStory(f): 8:15am On Mar 22, 2019
Kay512:


Sowore will not compromise.


Story!!!!

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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by DaBogu: 8:15am On Mar 22, 2019
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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by Finnese001: 8:15am On Mar 22, 2019
tongue cheesy
Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by jericco1(m): 8:16am On Mar 22, 2019
let's better get back to our 18k
Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by anyimontana(m): 8:16am On Mar 22, 2019
Stupid !movement.. If they give u 9figures,una go disappear

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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by thoollz: 8:16am On Mar 22, 2019
Kay512:


Sowore will not compromise.

He has been quiet since After the elections. He's also part of them. Don't be decieved by people claiming activists. Their colour shows when they get what they want.

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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by slytubadth(m): 8:16am On Mar 22, 2019
I see a lot of sense here

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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by Conceptman: 8:16am On Mar 22, 2019
scam of a country. we better brace up for something worst because the leaders directing this country are selfish and greedy ones, the next one is fuel hike, our problem is just our inabilities to speak and resist every bad and wicked act from the government. this is beginning of the end .

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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by mrvitalis(m): 8:17am On Mar 22, 2019
Anyone who thinks there is any other solution about from increased tax ....then the person dont mean well for Nigeria

Whats the Vat in ghana ,or kenya even

Vat in nigeria should be 15% minimum

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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by martineverest(m): 8:17am On Mar 22, 2019
NkayStory:

All these crooks forming "Activites" and pretending to speak on behalf of the masses.."Take it back movement" indeed

Just like Charly Boy's "Our Mumu don Do".

I pity the gullible following them around while the arrow-heads cleans out financially.

The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born in Nigeria...for real.
don't mind them..every Nigerian will comprise at the sight of money... Charley boy just destroyed the reputation the oputas built......I only believe the Fawehimis and Ransome-kutis now

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Re: Vat Hike Will Impoverish Nigerians - Take It Back Movement by Kay512: 8:18am On Mar 22, 2019
NkayStory:


Story!!!!
They won't even offer him money.

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