I pay tax, have the right to lambast government, says Omotola

Popular Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade has debunked allegation that she was a tax defaulter.

Following her ongoing #DontPushMe campaign on Twitter which she started over poor power supply in Lagos state, reports emerged that the actress does not pay tax and as such, had no right to call out the government on tax matters.

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Recall that on her social media war (#DontPushMe campaign) with the Nigerian government, Omotola is known for addressing serious societal issues.

She had recently lashed out at the Lagos State Government, LASG, asking if they would refund all she had spent on buying herself security, fuel and maintaining her road after having paid her tax.

She had also described the state as insensitive.

Meanwhile, as reported by E24-7 Magazine on Monday, Omotola, ‘had never filed her personal income tax return papers.’

The allegations against the diva said “It is unfortunate she has become so vocal, criticising the government but ignorant of her obligation as a citizen to pay tax.

“She is not tax compliant. She failed to know that it is from the tax that she and others pay that government will provide all the amenities and infrastructures she mentioned.

“She needs a lot of education,” the report had claimed.

However, reacting to this, the award winning actress in a chat with Pulse TV, said the claim that she was a tax defaulter was false.

She said, “That is not correct at all, we will send out a press release very soon.

“We are working with the government to find out who released that article,” the actress noted.



  1. Some people are silently incubating a dictator in aso villa. Wen evry critisim becomes insult to pmb then d country is gone. Pls bringbackjona

  2. Very soon institutions of dictatorship, that is the DSS and EFCC will fabricate some corrupt allegations in order to dock her for speaking her mind.

  3. I challenged you to publish your tax papers. The word lambast is a good word to show grievances. The problem with us Nigerians is that we always want miracles over night. Sorry, it’s not going to happen. It will take time for real change to come. We need to keep faith and do our part.

  4. Omotola, just publish your Lagos State Inland Revenue Service issued e-TCC as evidence that you have been paying tax on your income as a Lagos resident and until you do that, you really do not have the moral right to criticise any government because whatever you said they are not doing or not doing well, obviously has to be done with money. So, over to you, Omotola !

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