FG, Wike puts Nigeria’s federalism on trial over VAT collection —Experts, lawyers


NIGERIA’S federal structure appears on trial again, following the judgment of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, granting the Rivers State government rights to collect Value Added Tax (VAT), most experts said on Wednesday. 

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, met with corporate bodies in Rivers State on the need to comply with the judgment, after the court rejected the request of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) for a stay of execution. 

The judgment, observers said, has further reinforced the agitation against appropriation of the functions and powers of states by the Federal Government, contrary to a coordinate relationship under federalism….

Source: Nigerian Tribune