For the past few weeks now, the issue of who should collect Value Added Tax, VAT between the state and federal government agency, the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS has continued to dominate major news headlines across the country. It could be recalled that the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, and his Lagos State counterpart, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had a strong backing from the court, which empowers them to collect VAT in their respective states.
The activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the South-East have been leading to various reactions across social media platforms. Recently, Joe Igbokwe, an aide to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, has urged southeast governors, lawmakers and Ohanaeze Ndigbo to checkmate the excesses of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Two Critical Issues Northern Govs Raised About VAT Collection That Southern Govs Should Take Note Of
As the issue of who should collect Value Added Tax, VAT between the states and the federal government agent, the Federal Inland Revenue, FIRS continue to be on the front burner of major Newspapers in Nigeria, the Northern States Governors’ Forum at an emergency meeting on Monday, September 27, in Kaduna State, where issues affecting the nation ahead of the 2023 presidential elections among other issues delineated on the issue of VAT collection by their Southern colleagues.
State governments get funds which they use in improving infrastructure and the general development of the state from taxes. This is why citizens must contribute to the development of their state by paying their taxes regularly. As reported by Punch Newspapers, Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed the reason why the state needs to collect Value Added Tax.
The series of attacks and activities Launched by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is becoming alarming to the extent that so many prominent Nigerians have started reacting towards it. Recently, Joe Igbokwe, an aide to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, has urged southeast governors, lawmakers, and Ohanaeze Ndigbo to checkmate the excesses of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The clash between states and the federal government over the issue of who should collect the Value Added Tax (VAT) is still lingering. Image credit: BBC Leading that move to stop the federal government from collecting VAT in states is Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
Joe Igbokwe, the Special Adviser on Drainage and Water Resources to the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is popularly known for his supports for the ruling party, APC. And he tackles any opposition of the federal government and anything other that has to do with the party.
An aide to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe, has faulted the order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), banning the Nigerian flag in the South-East region. Joe Igbokwe The group also ordered a sit-at-home on the occasion of Nigeria's Independence anniversary.
Reports emerged that the federal government had begun the lobbying of members of the National Assembly to include Value Added Tax (VAT) in the Exclusive Legislative List. Image credit: Vanguard This was contained in an Exclusive report by The Cable. Also, Governor Nyesom Wike had raised the alarm that the federal government through the Federal Inland Revenue Service has secretly moved to lobby the National Assembly to amend the Nigerian constitution to include VAT collection in the Exclusive Legislative List so that it would have the exclusive power to collect VAT from all states in Nigeria as the tussle with states rages.
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, recently held a thanksgiving ceremony ahead of Nigeria' 61st Independence Day celebrations. It was learned that the thanksgiving service was held at a popular Church in Lagos, where Governor Sanwo-Olu spoke about the ongoing issues surrounding the VAT collection.
In recent times there have been argument on whether states government should start collecting Value Added Tax (VAT) or the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) should continue collecting VAT. Ever since the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, got a judgment from a federal high court in Port Harcourt, that Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) should stop collecting VAT, the Governor of Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has also backed the believe that Value Added Tax (VAT) should be paid to state governments.
Joe Igbokwe has called on all Southeast leaders, including governors, lawmakers and Ohanaeze Ndigbo to checkmate the excesses of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB). The aide to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made this claim while reacting to the October 1 sit-at-home order by IPOB and the call for the removal of Nigerian flags from the southeast.
Indication emerged which shows that the Value Added Tax (VAT) case may be decided by Supreme Court which is the highest court in the land. This is because Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, have taken an appeal there seeking to overturn the stay of execution granted by the Court of Appeal in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government.
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Photo Credit: Google Igbokwe Reacts To IPOB's Oct 1 Sit-at-home Order Photo Credit: Daily Post Nigeria Joe Igbokwe, an aide to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, has urged southeast governors, lawmakers and Ohanaeze Ndigbo to checkmate the excesses of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu called on Nigerians to work for the prosperity of the country and to continuously demonstrate fairness, equity and justice. Sanwo-Olu said this on Sunday at the 61st National Independence Day Celebration Service at the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Ikeja.
It was reported today that the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai attacked the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other Southern Governors who have signed the anti open grazing law and those who are about to sign the bill, making it known to them that they are playing to the gallery.
The protracted battle over open grazing in Lagos State has finally come to a conclusion, with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu signing the bill prohibitng open grazing into law. The practice of roaming ruminant animals in open fields, plains, and bushes in search of pasture or foliage is known as open grazing.
The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Drainage and Water Resources, Joe Igbokwe, is yet to accept in good faith, the defection of a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Recall that Fani-Kayode recently decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC, a development that has been greeted with negative feelings.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu who is the governor of Lagos State has signed the bill which bans open grazing into law. He signed the law to prohibit the trespassing of cattle on people's farm land and also for other intentions. Do recall that the Lagos State house of assembly had earlier passed the governor's assent of the bill into law on the 9th of September.
Reactions to recent news that Dapo Abiodun, the Executive Governor of Ogun State, has joined the list of officials who have visited Bola Tinubu in London. The APC National Stakeholder is Bola Tinubu. As we all know, Bola Tinubu has been in London for quite some time and government officials, including the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, and Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, have visited Bola Tinubu in London.