One of the Nigerian biggest Philatronphist and A former House of Representative at the National Assembly, Hon Ned Nwoko has expressed satisfaction over the Federal government decision to ban the activities of Twitter in the country.
has said Nigerian government would have made up to 50billion dollar per annum from Twitter and other social networks providers if they have insisted on them to have permanent offices and structures in the country.
Nwoko disclosed this in Abuja recently while addressing members of the Press in a Democracy Day lecture titled “Getting It Right Ahead of 2023″ organized by the Correspondent Chapel of FCT NUJ council.
According to him, government must perform their role diligently by ensuring that all social network providers have offices that can be assessed at all times to enable them ascertain their level performance and as well pay tax promptly.
” let me state here that I wholeheartedly support the federal government on the current issue with Twitter. For instance if twitter was registered in Nigeria, we will be able to check their activities as well as make them pay taxes yearly.
“They must be made to pay tax to government as well as provide employment to over 100 million of Nigerian population that uses their services on daily basis”
On 2023 say election, Nwoko noted “A whole lots of things needs be put in place if we must get it right. First, there must be absolute autonomy for local government areas (LGAs) in the country. The current idea of having states have joint accounts with their local governments and the LGAs receive less than their allocations from the federation account every month is.not welcome development.
” Also INEC must be given financial autonomy and be made up by professional bodies like NBA, NUJ, NMA among others. these bodies should have representatives in the INEC with tenures of such representatives not be more than two years.
It should be recall that Ned Nwoko was a member of House of Representatives at National Assmbly. He representated the Aniocha/Oshimili federal constituency, Delta State between 1999 and 2003.