|Yomi Fash Lanso|
Professor Johnbull, the didactic TV Drama Series, sponsored by the next generation network, Globacom, will this week focus on the vexed issue of multiple taxation and its ripple effects on enterprises.
Tagged "Tax and Revenue", the new episode will be broadcast on Tuesday on NTA Network, NTA International on DSTV Channel 251 and NTA on StarTimes at 8.30 p.m.
According to Globacom, the Executive Producer of the sitcom, the "new episode is meant to draw the attention of the authorities to the challenges entrepreneurs face in the hands of the multiple Task Forces set up by the various governments to collect taxes, revenues and rates".
"It is a fact that some businesses are closing down, while many others are struggling under the weight of multiple taxation. There are different Task Forces everywhere and many of them cash in on revenue drive by governments to exploit the people. The result is that Small and Medium Scale businesses are going down. The purpose of Tax and Revenue is to draw the attention of the authorities to the imminent crisis that may plague the economy if not addressed", the statement added.
Among the regulars of the sitcom who feature in Tax and Revenue are the moralist, Professor Johnbull (Kanayo O. Kanayo), Elizabeth (Queen Nwokoye), Olaniyi (Yomi Fash-Lanso), Mai Doya (Funky Mallam), Etuk (Imeh Bishop), Jumoke (Bidemi Kosoko), Flash (Stephen Odimgbe) and Abadnego (Martins Nebo).
Also in the new episode is Nollywood diva, Patience Ozokwor, popularly known as Mama G, who makes yet another cameo appearance.
While enjoining viewers to make out time to watch the new episode, Globacom said Tax and Revenue “is an elucidation on what constitutes multiple taxation; what citizens are expected to do when confronted by task forces on revenue and what rights the citizen have as well as their obligations to the state in terms of taxes, rates and revenues”.
The repeat broadcast of the episode will come up at 8.30 p.m. on Friday on the same NTA stations.