Wednesday, April 24, 2024

PAN Laments Multiple Taxation in Poultry Production 

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), has lamented the issue of multiple taxation imposing on the industry from the Local Government Council, States Internal Revenue Agencies and the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS).

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), has lamented the issue of multiple taxation imposing on the industry from the Local Government Council, States Internal Revenue Agencies and the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS).

This was disclosed by the newly elected National President of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Sunday Ezeobiora Sunchi, while addressing journalists, stressing that tax agencies are one of the major problems of poultry production in Nigeria.

Sunchi appealed to the government at all level in partnership with other development organization to focus and give support to poultry production in the country by harmonizing the tax and taxing systems through the Joint Tax Board (JTB) to see that one tax system is adopted for the poultry sector and agriculture in general.

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Speaking further, the PAN boss disclosed that the current leadership of the association will strive to take the poultry industry to new heights by initiating new ideas and developments that will catapult the poultry industry into a greater height and make the industry self-regulating.

Also speaking was the PAN chairman, Lagos state chapter, Godwin Egbebe, who pointed out that last year was very challenging for Poultry farmers, because many farmers closed shop and many including himself downsized due to high cost of materials and security challenges faced by the farmers.

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“Chicken at the yuletide period was beyond the reach of the downtrodden; one chicken was going as much as N8, 000 to N15, 000 compared to N3, 500 to N5, 000 penultimate year and the fuel crisis which is about the longest in the history of Nigeria also made matters worse.

“This year by God’s grace as we have a new Executive at Poultry Association Nigeria, national level which I happened to be the National Publicity Secretary, we wish to engage the incoming government headlong to ensure that our farmers are being taken care of to enable the sector to bounce back,” he added.

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