Northern Governors, Vat Controversy

Northern Governors, Vat Controversy

Northern govs meet on VAT today, SANs berate Malami - Punch Newspapers

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9/27/2021 5:47:00 AM

Northern govs meet on VAT today, SANs berate Malami - Punch Newspapers

The most widely read newspaper in Nigeria

Published27 September 2021The Northern Governors’ Forum will on Monday (today) hold an emergency meeting to discuss issues relating to the Value Added Tax,The PUNCHhas learnt.It was further gathered that the planned meeting, which would be hosted by the Kaduna State Governor ,Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai, would be presided over by the Chairman of the forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong.

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The Coordinator of the Northern Governors Forum Secretariat and Secretary to the Plateau State Government, Professor Danladi Atu, confirmed the planned meeting in an interview withThe PUNCHin Jos on Sunday.Atu said this as some senior lawyers took on the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, over his recent statement that no state had the power to lay claim to the collection of VAT in the country.

The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt had in a judgment last month held that Rivers State had the power to collect VAT within its jurisdiction.But the Federal Inland Revenue Service headed for the Court of Appeal to challenge the judgment. At the appeal court, Lagos State filed an application that it should be joined with Rivers State as a co-defendant in the appeal filed by the FIRS.

The appeal court ordered parties in the suit to maintain status quo pending the determination of the appeal.Malami, in an interview with Channels Television on Friday, said collection of VAT in the country was on the exclusive legislative list, adding that only the National Assembly had the power to make laws on VAT.

He stated, “As you rightly know, the issue of the Value Added Tax is an issue on the exclusive legislative list. And the implication of being on exclusive legislative list matter is that only the National Assembly can legislate on it. The question that you may perhaps wish to address your mind on is whether there exists any national legislation that has conferred the power on the state to collect VAT. And my answer is ‘no’.

SANs carpet AGFBut Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, and Ifedayo Adedipe, SAN on Sunday faulted Malami.Ozekhome said contrary to Malami’s claim, VAT is in the residual list and is strictly within the purview of state governments.He said, “He (Malami) is dead wrong. There is nowhere VAT is reflected as a matter within the exclusive or concurrent list in the constitution of Nigeria.

“If anything, it is residual and is strictly within the purview of state government in our federal set-up. Read more: The Punch Newspapers »

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You cannot reap what you did not sow🤦 Malami supposed to be a get Man LOL. They won do meeting on another region SWEAT💧💦 NA OGUN LAKAYE and SANGO OLUKOSO GO KILL ALL OF UNA for una GATHERING. Lazy people,they wants everything free, they wants to get to the top without education. You already know the outcome of such (kangaroo) meeting. To brainstorm on nothing meaningful, absolutely.

2) together. Seccesion is the answer. Enough of this cheating. As Israelites were set free in Egypt and got to the promise land, so will it be for the South. The time has come. 1) Southerners are now waking up from their slumber. GOD is against the northerners for their inhuman act towards the country especially the southerners who lay the golden egg in Nigeria and are being cheated when the northerners are enjoying. It's not by force that we should...

When would they meet over Leah Sharibu and others under forests BUSSINESMEN captivity? I hereby express SHOCK that a top law officer is not aware of where VAT is listed in the constitution. B)....parasite pays them a lot. It is progressive South versus redundance North. They will never see the challenge as a blessing in disguise.

A)What do you think will be the outcome of such kangaroo meeting. They will always take a stand against the Southern state since they are not ready to take a bold step, they are neither progressive nor retrogressive. They will never want to take up the challenge, being a.... It is so pathetic that a whole AGF doesn't know that VAT in not listed on the exclusive list of the constitution!

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Hmmmmmm You can pass the IELTS exam in flying colours and get a permanent residency to Canada. DM for details on the high score formula for passing the IELTS exam D VAT war will thread on d masses as political activists pushing 4 this are clueless of how the economy of Africa works ,an economically enslaved Africa needs all the help it can get & should not b compare to d wealthy western nation ,VAT will add extra suffering to d masses

Quota system lawyer and SAN This one that we're having northern governors and Southern governors meet separately, is this not enough evidence that the country is better divided along these lines...the North should have their country and the south have theirs. Is it so difficult to know that Malani is a terrorist financier.

Northern Gov's would meet again right and there's no outcry from the south But when the southern Gov's met, some insane and purported northern leaders started hurling garbage chidoskypc Now nobody questions and condemn there useless, dumb and stupid meetings, when Southern Guvnors meet you will see Northern Guvnors all of them go get erection awon oloriburuku almanjiris guvnors when no get sense 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡 Wike thank you for opening our eyes ooh.....

chidoskypc Parasites, Leeches and Bedbugs don't go and hussle for ur state kip depending on another state's revenue foolish north.. Northerners are liability that's the reason they are clamouring for One Nigeria When South sneeze d North trembles 🤣 yet they claim they have the numbers 😂😂 They have nothing to offer to Nigeria, their meeting is nothing.....parasites

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The Canadian minister for justice made a precise description of Malami when he called Malami 'a disgrace to justice'. The process through which Malami became a SAN should be investigated. He is not fit to be AGN. How can he grant interview on a matter before the Court of Law? I’d suggested severally to include drug test on the process of vetting political appointees. Who knows…..

Better for them, they better meet and get ready for the new Reality Show. Malami knows nothing, he is an empty barrel, I am of the opinion that he should be stripped of his rank. He has severally abused his office at the detriment of Nigeria and Nigerians. Divide Nigeria my VAT not your VAT Bcos you have the rubber stamped senate president on your side... Foolish man

Unfit of a SAN, he malami should be disbar , a good for nothing quota system AGN. Throughout the world, VAT is source of funds for state and local development. Except in Nigeria where they’re misappropriated by feds to fund terror of the Islamist states over the donor states. What a scam. That game is up.

From the statement issued by quota system SAN and AGF Malami regarding VAT, it's incontrovertibly that Malami ought to be selling kolanut in one corner in Birnin-Kebbi and not to be heading the Ministry of Justice. Malami is an irredeemable embarrassment to the legal profession. I trust them, they will keep there party differences aside, keep religious and tribal differences aside and work against the divided south because Igbo governor's are cowards. Watch out for the communique they will issue after today

Companies Will Still Remit VAT To FIRS – AdedayoTaxation remains a challenge in Nigeria, why do you think this is so, and what can be done to address it? Taxation is as much a challenge as other sources All of u waiting for this VAT money will definitely have problems cos ur kids abroad will be ejected from their various schools and homes Under which law of the constitution? Man looks like Burnaboy

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