Nigeria’s minister of state for Heath, Olorunnimbe Mamaro, has said the government increased tax on Cigarettes from 20 to 30 percent in June to dissauole Nigerians from tobacco consumption.
The minister disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday while delivering his remark at the launch of the Tobacco control Data for initiative Dashboard.
The event was organized by the federal ministry of health in partnership with the development Gateway a digital and data for development initiative.
The federal government of Nigeria, with effect from 1st June 2022, commenced implementation of a new three year tobacco tax regime which will end in 2024.
This new regime increased the Ad-valorem tax rate from 20 percent to 30 percent.