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New taxes on wireless phone calls introduced

New taxes on wireless phone calls introduced
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Nigerian Government to gain more tax revenue funding for healthcare.

The Nigerian government has enacted a new tax on phone calls to fund the provision of healthcare to vulnerable Nigerians, who cannot afford the cost. This tax will help to ensure that all Nigerians have access to quality healthcare, regardless of their ability to pay. The tax is expected to generate revenue that will help to improve the health of Nigerians, and reduce the burden on the healthcare system.

According to the National Health Insurance Authority Bill 2022, this will provide health care to over 83 million poor Nigerians who can not afford this necessity. This is a much needed service as many of these individuals go without proper care due to the high costs. The bill aims to provide free and affordable health care to all Nigerians, regardless of their socio-economic status. This will go a long way in improving the overall health of the population and helping to close the gap between the rich and the poor who can not afford to pay current premiums.

The Special Intervention Fund will be used to cover the costs.

Nigerians are highly vulnerable to high medical costs in the event of an illness or injury due to the lack of health insurance coverage. According to a recent study, eight out of ten Nigerians do not have any health insurance coverage. This leaves them at the mercy of expensive medical bills if they should fall ill or get injured. The study found that the majority of Nigerians who do not have health insurance are from lower-income households. This is not surprising, as health insurance is often too expensive for low-income families to afford. Even if they are able to pay for health insurance, they may not be able to afford the high deductibles and co-payments that are often required.

The National Health Insurance will be funded through a variety of sources, including the Basic Health Care Provision Fund, the Health Insurance Levy, the Special Intervention Fund, and any investment proceeds, donations, and gifts. The Basic Health Care Provision Fund will be used to cover the costs of basic health care services, while the Health Insurance Levy will be used to cover the costs of more comprehensive health care services. The Special Intervention Fund will be used to cover the costs of special health care services that are not covered by the other two funds. Finally, any investment proceeds, donations, and gifts will be used to cover the costs of health care services that are not covered by the other three funds.

The proposed increase has been met with some criticism.

The telecoms operators have proposed a 40% increase in call and SMS tariffs in light of the current situation. This increase is necessary in order to maintain the quality of service that consumers have come to expect. The operators have been hit hard by the recent economic downturn, and this increase will help them to offset some of their losses. The operators have justified the increase by pointing to the rising cost of living, which has made it more expensive to run their businesses. They have also argued that the increase is necessary in order to invest in new infrastructure and to improve the quality of their services. The proposed increase has been met with some criticism, with many consumers arguing that it is unfair and that the operators should be doing more.

Nigeria’s average call rate of 11 Kobo per second implies that there is at least a nine percent charge on every second of phone calls made in the country. This is based on recent data that has been gathered. Phone calls are a necessary part of daily life for many people, so this average call rate can have a significant impact on people’s lives. It is important to understand the implications of this data in order to make the best decisions possible.

Some people believe that this would be a way to generate more revenue.

There is a lot of debate surrounding the idea of raising taxes on wireless calls. Some people believe that this would be a way to generate more revenue for the government, while others believe that it would be an unfair burden on consumers. There are a few different ways that raising taxes on wireless calls could be implemented. One way would be to charge a flat tax on all wireless calls. Another way would be to charge a higher tax on long-distance calls. Yet another possibility would be to charge a tax on all wireless call minutes, regardless of distance. There are pros and cons to each of these methods.


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Ask Nigeria
1 month ago

New taxes on wireless phone calls introduced – Nigerian Government to gain more tax revenue funding for healthcare. – Express your point of view.

teru kehinde
Member
1 month ago

it will be a niice idea

Kazeem1
Member
1 month ago

I hope they direct the funds generated to health as they claim

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
1 month ago

All these increases for the funds to b looted

Adeolastan
Member
1 month ago

So without adding more tax on calls, Nigeria government can’t provide healthcare for citizens.

Abusi
Member
1 month ago

A new way to generate revenue for the government.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
1 month ago

This is great news for the people

theApr
Member
1 month ago

Numerous Nigerians have passed in because they couldn’t afford proper health care. Hopefully this helps.

Khalifa001
Member
1 month ago

This would be a very nice idea

Yomii
Member
1 month ago

Great idea, that’s if the funds generated will be used appropriately tho

jdpumping
Member
1 month ago

Nigeria we hail thee Increase in phone call tariffs again I hope it will truly be added to health benefits of the masses

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