Sep 20, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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‘Lagos will implement Value Added Tax law despite court order’

Legislators, who represent Badagry II constituency in the House of Representatives, said so yesterday when they appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s “Sunrise Daily” breakfast show with the tag “Dispute over VAT,” adding that the passage des The VAT Act followed due process.

He said Lagos has always advocated real federalism and will continue to implement the VAT Act until the appellate court ruled otherwise.

IN THE MIDDLE OF, The Senior Special Assistant to the President for Public Affairs, Ajuri Ngelale, has claimed that the arguments against VAT collection have been heavily politicized ahead of the next elections.

Ajuri, who said this when he was also a guest on the breakfast program , complained about “some of the utterances unfortunately coming from Rivers State along ethnic lines and political poses ahead of the next election en came. “

He said the federal government is contributing to the generation of VAT in the country, adding that Rivers, Lagos, and other states do not levy VAT themselves.

HOWEVER, requested The Director General of the Development Agenda Commission for West Nigeria (DAWN), Mr. Seye Oyeleye, yesterday asked the federal government and states to sit down and find a convenient and equitable means of collecting and sharing VAT.

Oyeleye, who said so during a conversation with The Guardian in Ibadan, praised Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike for taking such a bold step to challenge the 1999 Constitution. The DG said the federal government alone cannot collect VAT / p>