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‘If You Want to Be A Governor Grow Your State’s Economy.’_ Wike Blows Hot; Insists on VAT Remittances to the State Government

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“You can’t destroy beer in your state in the name of sharia  yet share from VAT on beer from other states. It is hypocrisy.”

Free money has promoted laziness. If you want to be a governor grow your state’s economy.

You can’t contribute humongous numbers during elections  that can’t translate to tax earnings for your state

If they can vote they should be able to work and pay tax.

Wike, who lamented the injustice in the country under Buhari and the worsening security situation, insisted that business owners in the oil-rich state must begin VAT remittances to the state government beginning September.

In June N15.1bn was collected as taxes in Rivers State but 4.7bn was given to Rivers State, 46.4bn was collected from Lagos State and but Lagos was given N9.3bn.

Kano generated 2.8bn and got 2.8bn

“Have you seen the injustice in this Country ? I would not be Governor forever, it’s not about me but about the system.”

Let the right thing be done.

‘We filed the Value Added Tax (VAT) collection action against FIRS and the office of the Attorney General representing the Federal Government in 2020.’

In July 2021 the Chairman of FIRS wrote to the National Assembly through the Office of the Deputy speaker of the House of Representatives to amend the Constitution and empowered the Federal Government to collect VAT. They knew what they were doing was unconstitutional so in July 2021 they wrote a letter for the constitution to be amended to Include VAT in the exclusive legislative list.

This was exactly what we were challenging in court so they tried to include it through the back door.

Corruption is not only people collecting money, corruption is also doing things illegally.

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