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The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has warned the federal government to reverse the new stamp duties on house rents.

TUC in a statement jointly signed by its President, Quadri Olaleye and the Secretary-General, Musa-Lawal questioned the timing of the new fiscal measure.

According to the new stamp duties released by the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), rent between 1-7 years is 0.78%; above 7 to 21 years is 3%; above 21 years is 6%.

The Union leaders said while other countries are giving palliatives to their citizens, the Nigerian government intends to further burden the citizens.

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“We are calling on the federal government to immediately order the FIRS to stay active if it does not want to incur the wrath of workers and Nigerians.

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“We read that Ghanaians will not be paying for power throughout this year. Why is our case always different? Why increase our burden now?” The union queried.

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