May 27, 2024

‘Let the poor breathe’ – Seyi Law tackles Tinubu over cybersecurity levy

Oluwaseyitan Aletile, commonly known as Seyi Law, a Nigerian comedian, has slammed the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) recently implemented 0.5% cybersecurity levy.

According to reports , the top bank told banks in the country on Monday to begin imposing a cybersecurity levy on transactions.

Seyi Law responded, saying the new CBN stance was “unacceptable”.

He urged the supreme bank to reconsider its approach.

Tagging President Bola Tinubu, the comedian requested the President to give the people a chance to “breathe,” asking when the new minimum wage would be declared and implemented.

He stated some ministers are not doing their jobs well, underlining that one year into the administration, there is nothing on the ground.

On his X handle, Seyi Law wrote: “I hate when government agencies don’t speak up to the understanding of the citizens and allow wrong narratives to fester before tackling it. Cybersecurity level, according to the act, is 0.005%, and different figures from 0.5% to 3% are being thrown around.

“A 0.5% charge in the Nigeria of today is in itself too much punishment on Nigerians. Are we trying to discourage banking transactions again and encourage cash keeping? @cenbank should revisit this abeg.

“Stamp duty is something, and now this. It is unacceptable. @NGRPresident @officialABAT, let the poor breathe. When will the new minimum wage be announced and implemented? Some of your ministers need to look for another job. One year is here and we are counting.”

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