On Wednesday 8 September 2021, governor Wike had insisted that Rivers State money is not meant for “Abuja people” but for the development of his state.

A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt had on August 10 restrained the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) from collecting VAT and personal income tax in Rivers State.

Following the court’s judgement, Wike signed the VAT Law No. 4 of 2021 on August 19.

Although the FIRS had contested the ruling in the Appeal Court, but failed to obtain a stay of execution it sought to prevent the state government from enforcing the verdict.

Nigerians have taken to their social media handles commend the moves by the Rivers State government as some argued that it is the right step towards restructuring.

I see restructuring taking place before our eyes. I also heard that Lagos State government has passed same bill. Insisted that Lagos money is not meant for “Abuja people” but for the development of the state.

Ómó I’m loving this o.

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Governor Wike VS Federal Government Ongoing Tussle Over “VAT” -What’s Your Take/Opinion?

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