Asks other states to see River VAT victory as federalism enabler
Faults Katsina State’s attempt to challenge the Rivers law
Tax experts predict long-drawn legal battle as other states follow suit
In a quick broadcast to the state, shortly after the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt dismissed the application by FIRS, Governor Wike declared Rivers State is constitutionally empowered to collect VAT within its jurisdiction.
Finance February 4, 2021