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Business News of Wednesday, 15 September 2021


Umahi backs FG, says states should not collect VAT

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State

The face-off between the federal government and state governors over the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT), has continued to raise reactions in recent days.

Recently, the Ebonyi state Governor David Umahi has said that the state is not in support of Rivers, Lagos and other states in their moves to collect Value Added Tax.

The Punch reported that Umahi stated this at a dinner organised in honour of a former Chief of Army Staff and Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Amb. Tukur Buratai, on Monday, September 13.

Governor Dave Umahi has supported the federal government, saying Rivers, Lagos, others should not collect VAT. Photo credit: Governor David Nweze Umahi, Rivers State Government