Rivers state not in fight with FG over VAT collection — Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, has stated the state is not in a fight with the federal government over the collection of value-added tax (VAT).

Wike revealed this on Sunday, October 24, in Abuja at a public lecture to mark the 60th birthday of Ahmed Raji, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and some state governments notably Lagos and Rivers State are currently embroiled in a legal tussle over VAT collection.

In September, a court of appeal directed the Federal Government to continue collecting VATs pending the determination of an appeal filed by the FIRS to stop stated from collecting the VAT.

Rivers State had also asked the supreme court to set aside an order of the court of appeal.

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