– Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) rejected the federal government’s proposed VAT increase from 5% to 7.2%
– The labour union said planned increase in VAT would erode any benefit the increase in the new national minimum wage would bring to workers and Nigerians.

– According to NLC, the government should widen the tax net and get people to pay tax, rather than over-tax those that are in the net already The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has reportedly rejected the federal government’s proposed increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) from 5% to 7.2%.

According to a report, the labour union said the planned increase in VAT would erode any benefit the increase in the new national minimum wage would bring to workers and Nigerians.