Why Nigerian Citizens Evade tax?

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The government has a duty to ensure that its citizens’ physiological needs and safety needs are met, and also has a duty to help its citizens’ meet their love, belonging, and esteem needs. In addition, the government must ensure that it is fiscally responsible and that all of its activities are carefully monitored and sustainable in the long term through employment and population patterns. Wiki Constitution

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In recent times, it has become a culturally accepted practice for the government to generate additional revenue from taxation. By functional definition, Tax is simply a national accounts’ provision for deficit budgeting.

The government of every country generates enough revenue to ensure the provision of social amenities. Hence, the excuse of unmet needs of basic social amenities among citizens is an anomaly. It is, therefore, the sole duty of the government to provide social amenities of which has long-term sustainable results. First world countries are simply countries who have provided social amenities for its citizenry. These social amenities are the major drivers of industrialization.

Since the civil society has surrendered their right to fend for themselves to the government for the common good of every individual, the government, in turn, owes certain duties and responsibilities to the civil society. These responsibilities and duties of the government are something most people are not aware of.

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