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Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by Ogooluwa007(m): 11:50am On Sep 08, 2021
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, insisted on going on with his move to stop the Federal Government from collecting Value Added Tax from the oil-rich South-South state.

Wike, who said he does not care if heaven falls, insisted that Rivers money is not meant for “Abuja people” but for the development of his state.

The governor spoke at a stakeholders’ meeting in Port Harcourt, the state capital while addressing Shell Petroleum Development Company and other representatives of oil companies and business owners in the state.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt in its judgment last month in a suit marked FHC/PH/CS/149/2020 held that the Rivers State Government had the powers to collect VAT within its territory.

The Federal Inland Revenue Service, on Monday, prayed the court to stay execution on the judgment.

But the presiding judge, Justice Stephen Pam, rejected the application, saying granting it would negate the principle of equity.

On Monday, the Lagos State Government toed the path of Rivers State as a bill to empower it to collect VAT scaled second reading in the state House of Assembly.

VAT is a consumption tax paid when goods are purchased and services are rendered. It is charged at a rate of 7.5 percent.

Speaking at the stakeholders’ meeting on Wednesday televised live on Channels TV and two other stations, Wike lamented about the injustice in the country saying Rivers generated N15bn in June 2021 but got N4.7bn but “Kano produced N2.8bn in June but Kano also got N2.8bn. Sometimes you don’t want to believe these things exist”.

The governor said he cannot continue to beg the Federal Government for what belongs to his state.

“People say that let heaven not fall but sometimes I believe that heaven should come down so that everybody will rest…When we do the right thing, heaven is at peace. So, the right thing must be done at all times,” he said.

‘I will shut FIRS offices in Rivers if the bullying continues
Wike added, “Rivers State is challenging FIRS from collecting VAT in Rivers State. I am not challenging FIRS from collecting VAT in Abuja. Let it be understood. But the law says Rivers must collect VAT in the state.”

“The Federal Government surreptitiously lobbied to amend the constitution to place VAT collection under the exclusive legislative list

“We have challenged it and we have no apologies to anybody.

“I don’t want to be in the good book of anybody but in the good book of God.

“You don’t bully state like us. FIRS should be very careful. I have the political will to do a lot of things. If they continue to bully us, I will take all their offices in the state,” he stated.

Rivers begin VAT collection September, says Wike
The governor warned the oil companies and business owners not to remit their VAT to FIRS but the Rivers State Government.

“I don’t want you to fall prey to the people who think they can use force to take our money.

“If you want to take advantage and say you don’t know who to pay to, it is a lie, you know.

“From this September, we will start collecting our VAT.

“We will not look back but seal up the premises of such companies,” he warned.

https://punchng.com/rivers-vat-not-for-abuja-people-i-dont-care-if-heaven-falls-wike-warns-oil-companies/?utm_source=top-story&utm_medium=web

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by AGNESikpuNNU(f): 11:55am On Sep 08, 2021
Way to go. Fvck them leeches.

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by Adolfhitler001: 11:55am On Sep 08, 2021
Wike the Emperor cheesy cheesy

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by richmond500: 11:57am On Sep 08, 2021
This one don already plan to use the money erect flyover.

Abuja Pipu keep off

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by Ayoslimzy(m): 12:00pm On Sep 08, 2021
Wahala

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by denko(m): 12:05pm On Sep 08, 2021
You can be destroying bottles of wine and expect vat money from it. i dont know the kind of god these folks profess.

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by Sunnybay7: 12:24pm On Sep 08, 2021
Gumi and the bandit organization won't be able to sleep again, money from vat stays with the states,northerners leeches will not find this funny at all.

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by Skillsnigeria: 12:40pm On Sep 08, 2021
grin

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by HIGHESTPOPORI(m): 12:42pm On Sep 08, 2021
Some states would not see money to pay bandits ransom again

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by christejames(m): 12:43pm On Sep 08, 2021
The best way to go, all house for itself...

You can't continue to leech off your older brother and turnaround and spite him in the face because you are not comfortable with his source of wealth.


I believe this move will go a long way to awaken states into taking their economic development very serious. The multiplier effect of this decision will show itself in few years from now...


State Governance is about to become more interesting!

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by JosephXavier: 12:43pm On Sep 08, 2021
This is the Wike we knew and really miss before he started licking Buhari's blockos

The man of action that always serves it hot hot to Zombie's darling daddy

The drama sweet this time

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by Mossadd: 12:43pm On Sep 08, 2021
This guy man deserves 1. chill crate of trophy

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by ChasinGood(m): 12:44pm On Sep 08, 2021
If buhari talk he go collectgrin
Some terrorist states won't sleep well sha

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by eedimo(m): 12:44pm On Sep 08, 2021
Sense no go kee Wike.
May God help Nigeria

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by Gamer999: 12:44pm On Sep 08, 2021
God bless Nigeria
God bless Kogi state
God bless ebiraland
God bless you and yours

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by Nobody: 12:44pm On Sep 08, 2021
Ff

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by richidinho(m): 12:44pm On Sep 08, 2021
grin

Wike is the father of True Federalism

Abeg check other things, they are more that you can challenge, Udom is still sleeping

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by Winters23: 12:44pm On Sep 08, 2021
Someone got to start restructuring from somewhere


My respect for Wike is pumping

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by mikedanza(m): 12:44pm On Sep 08, 2021
Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by DropsMic(m): 12:44pm On Sep 08, 2021
Strong man

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by Dagger111(m): 12:44pm On Sep 08, 2021
Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by dfrost: 12:45pm On Sep 08, 2021
cheesy grin

Woke is just tickling their fancy cheesy

Which is what states should have been forcing their governors to do. Read the law, there's always a loophole to explore and use it for their states.

Rather they will be flying from Abuja to Heathrow to Jamaica to cruise instead of reading the law.

Even in the Bible, God told the Kings to copy the law with their own hands. Doing so enabled them to know the writings, the laws and how to apply them.

More exposure soon to come.

First it was Akeredolu, now Wike. Both exploiting the constitution and its support for state governance and its independence from the federal government.

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by southsouthking(m): 12:45pm On Sep 08, 2021
Wike the wicked producer.
The only governor when no send abuja.

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by robosky02(m): 12:45pm On Sep 08, 2021
Wike is working

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by arthurwillia(m): 12:46pm On Sep 08, 2021
Our next president
Not Jonah or bubu or Tinubu or robocop fasho

Wait what’s the latest on abba kyari sef? Omo we no hear anything again o

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Re: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls, Wike Warns by OmovuduTheBeast(f): 12:46pm On Sep 08, 2021
God punish Buhari!!!

We are waiting for him at Douglas Road tomorrow, Thunder fire his useless head!

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