Unfriendly Nature Of Government Policies Is Affecting Private Business Owners In Plateau-MD New Beach Restaurant

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Yakubu Busari

The Managing Director of the New Beach Restaurant Jos ,Chief Okunonke Mike has raised alarm of unfriendly nature of government policies as he also said  double taxation had continue to draw  private business owners into limbo especially with the return of democracy in Nigeria.

He cried out that business owners no longer enjoy government patronage in Plateau state, as he said even contract for the supply of food has been taken from them to their family friends and girlfriends when organizing workshops.

“We are so worried over what disturbs our members for business in Plateau state, as it  has the good and the bad ,I was here right from when the military was in power “,he explained.

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According to him, every Democratic government in Plateau state has what it wants to achieve and how it wants to go about it, some have been business friendly and some have also been unfriendly.

“I remember in those days we had to cook for government agencies, whenever they have seminars but the government of the days are creating unfriendly atmosphere “,he noted.

Mike said the some government policies are not friendly to the private business in Plateau state which had affected their smooth operation since the inception of democracy starting from Chief Solomon Daushep Lar to the present government of Governor Simon Bako Lalong.

Mike lamented that the Plateau state government had refused to encourage them by coming to  patronize them with awarding minor food supply contract to enable reduce poverty in the country.

“You want tax from one,  you must also patronize one,  he however, called on citizens of the  country to begin to think on other ventures that would earn them living rather than depending on what government will do for them “, he said..



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