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The North Provides The Demand That Makes Lagos What It Is – Governor Masari Says

Governor Bello Masari of Katsina State has stated that the North provides the demand that makes Lagos what it is.

 

Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust, Masari made this claim while noting that no state can survive in isolation.

 

He said this after Lagos and Rivers States insisted on the collection of Value Added Tax, (VAT), especially after a ruling by the Rivers division of the Federal High Court which held that the FIRS had no constitutional backing to collect taxes in the state.

 

Both states claim they will no longer give VAT to the federal government for distribution to other states of the federation.

  

However, the governor stressed that “VAT serves them and us. We provide the bulk of the market because without the rest of the states what is Lagos or Port Harcourt?”

 

He added that any state that thinks it can survive in isolation is joking because of the contribution of the North to their economy.

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