Minister for interior, Rauf Aregbesola, says for poverty to be completely eradicated in Nigeria, the rich must be taxed mercilessly.
He made the comment during the 70th birthday celebration of Ajibola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state.
He further stressed that the rich need to be ‘mercilessly’ taxed irrespective of how they made their money.
“My firm belief is that there must be transparency, rigorous poverty alleviation and anti-corruption programme,” he said.
“We must mercilessly tax the rich and the keyword is mercilessly. I mean those who are in possession of money either legitimately or through other means.”