Masari said the two, Rivers and Lagos States would not have tremendous incomes without commitments from different states.
The Governor depicted the move by both Lagos and Rivers States as a joke since they depend on the number of inhabitants in different states to support their economies.
He stated "What is Lagos without the other parts of Nigeria? The market Lagos is bragging is reliant upon the bigger piece of the country."
He furthermore added, "Benin Republic has a port, Togo has a port; do they have the populace to back up the ports? Without us donating the demand part, what will be Lagos? ."
He revealed that VAT serves them and others and they provide the bulk of the market because without the rest of the states, what is Lagos or Port Harcourt?
"Any State that can make it in isolation is kidding. We give the interest that makes Lagos what it is," Masari disclosed to Daily post broadcast.
Both Lagos and Rivers States have moved to assume control over the assortment of Value Added Tax, VAT, from the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS.
The matter is at present before the Appeal and Supreme Court.
In the mean time, Southern Governors have tossed their weight behind their Lagos and Rivers partner.
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