The Lagos state government has issued a demand to Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo, instructing her to settle her personal income tax debt totalling N18,640,092.00 within seven days. The government claims that Iyabo Ojo is liable for a tax amount of N7,376,000.00 for the year 2022, along with an additional outstanding liability of N11,264,092 for the income year 2021. If she fails to comply with the payment within the specified timeframe, she will face consequences as outlined by the government.
In response to the communication from the government, Iyabo Ojo raised concerns about the process used to determine the tax amount being demanded. The actress expressed disagreement with the methodology employed and indicated that she is unwilling to fulfil the payment request. Additionally, she boldly stated her readiness to face the possibility of arrest rather than comply with the given ultimatum.
The Letter sent to her:
In her words:
Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu please, how do you people come up with these outrageous personal income taxes you send daily?
After paying for different types of taxes for one’s businesses, house and 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 and declare what I earn, which I did with my tax consultant, but noooooooooooooo you did not respond to my letter, because 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 bi
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 and 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 so
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, yet you feel the need to take from where you have not sworn. Since you guys insist, You can gladly come and close down my business, arrest me, jail me, or kill me for all I care, we all will die one day and I will never be afraid of what will eventually be everyone’s faith… what I do not have I can not give. I have no FEAR.