This seems like a pretty easy question don’t you think? I will easily take power as that is what every Nigerian wants to see. It is believed that with power cost of doing businesses will drop and output will increase astronomically as a result. This of course means more profit for your business. What about subsidies, like fuel? That is a hot burner issue, so Nigerians want that too and so rate it as important. So far, that is an unofficial response to the question. What does the Bureau of Statistics say about this?
The Bureau says Nigerians 33.6% of small businesses believe taxes are the number one Government Policy that affect business unfavorably. Power comes at a just under 20%!!!! Do you believe that??? Taxes over power??? See chart below
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First of all, how many small businesses pay taxes and even if they do the right taxes?? This is hard to believe in my opinion. However, its the bureau and maybe they know something about Nigerian businesses we do not know.