Minority leader Haruna Idrisu has said that his side in parliament will not support the controversial e-levy policy proposal in the 2022 budget statement.
According to him, the levy serves as a deterrent to the growth of the digital economy. Speaking at a post-budget workshop in ** on Saturday 20 November, he said, “Mr Speaker, we see that the Finance Minister now wants to introduce some measures including the popularly announced e-levy or digital levy because Some have enough to name it.
“Mr. Speaker, our concern is whether the e-levy itself is and will not be a deterrent to the growth of the digital economy in our country. We are confident that the e-levy is an incentive for investment and private sector development in our country.
There may also be a disincentive for this. We in the minority cannot and will not support the government with the introduction of that particular e-levy. We are unable to build a national consensus on that particular matter,” he stated.