From Vanguard in allAfrica.com
Abuja — The Primate of All Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, on Saturday dismissed calls in some quarters for Churches in the country to be mandated to pay tax to government.
Okoh said this in Abuja at the 2012 Carnival for Christ, organised by the Abuja Diocese of the Anglican Communion.
The Carnival for Christ is an annual gathering of the various archdeaconries in the diocese to praise and worship God.
The Primate said Churches in the country were contributing immensely to the growth of the economy through their programmes and activities by engaging many unemployed youths.
He added that "it is ridiculous for anyone to suggest that Churches should be mandated to pay taxes to government.
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