- Governor Yahaya Bello said a probe has been launched into the imposition of tax on bread in Kogi state
- The Kogi governor, 45, also assured that those behind the imposition will be punished for their actions
- Bello described as unacceptable the imposition of the tax on bread in his state
Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, has described as evil the controversial imposition of a tax on bread in the state, saying the issue is being looked into.
Legit.ng recalls that the imposition of tax on bread in the state generated a ripple of controversies with state's commissioner for communication and information, Kingsley Fanwo, clarifying that the decision was taken to protect local bakers from external sellers trying to take over the market.
Although Governor Bello later denied the news through his deputy, Chief Edward Onoja, who released a statement on Saturday, November 14, the development has raised a speck of dust across the country.
Speaking at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday, November 17, after a meeting with President Muhammdu Buhari, Bello said the issue is being investigated.
The governor, who described the development as “evil and unaccepted", also disclosed that he has mandated his head of service to issue queries to those responsible.
Shehu Sani reacts to bread tax in Kogi
Former Kaduna Central senator, Shehu Sani, has spoken about the implications the levy imposed on bread would have in Kogi state.
Sani, in a tweet, predicted that bread could become one of the most priced food items in Kogi due to the new levy. According to him, it would become expensive like other commodities such as rice and onions.
Meanwhile, the National Universities Commission (NUC) on Tuesday, November 10, granted approval and recognition for the establishment of Confluence University of Science and Technology, (CUSTECH) Osara, Kogi state.
CUSTECH is the latest addition to the list of state-owned universities in Nigeria, making it the 50th in the country.
Coronavirus: Yam, rice and garri are the main food selling - Market women | Legit TV