I push forward the motion that paying taxes in Nigeria by Nigerians will have a positive Geometric Growth rate for the success of the Nigerian economy.
Over the years, the followership in Nigeria have greatly critized the leadership for alledged corruption and embezzlement of public funds which has adversely affected the growth of the economy, however, a larger percentage of the followership has done little or nothing to improve the situation which has made the leadership not only gather more strength and power to continue committing these alledged attrocities but also enough time to pass the mantle to their families and friend turning the Nigerian state to a family affair. But we all know talk is cheap, why have the followership only said this and that and have not really done much to fix the situation.
I am of the opinion that it's because the alledged embezzled fund was and still is free lunch, no man's property, that's why the followership have done little or nothing, the main source of income for Nigeria is from crude oil, which is a free natural resources. If however the funds embezzled belong to the people, there's a great tendency that they'll react more and fix the situation.
We all know the success of a country is directly connected to the success of its people. If in a particular Local Government Area (LGA), e.g. Ikeja, the capital of Lagos State, at least 95% of Nigerians in this LGA paid their taxes regularly. These levies are to be used to improve the economy of Ikeja (LGA), provide better health services, road and the basics and some crooked government official, say a councilor embezzled this funds which were contributions from each member of the LGA, there's a great tendency that, not only will he be charged to court by the citizenry of this LGA, but face a lot of jungle justice from the people which might include the burning down of his properties etc, which in a way tends to hold those in position of power accountable for their actions.
Do you think paying taxes in Nigeria can improve the Nigerian state?