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Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by atorioke(m): 11:32am On Sep 13, 2021
STILL ON VAT: Figures now being reeled out shows that more than 60% of VAT being generated from Lagos State is from the sea ports; can you beat that?

This simply means that Lagos state sits on our common patrimony and has an undue favouritism to develop at the expense of other port cities like Warri for no just cause. I submit that we cannot be talking of true federalism, justice and unity when some part of the country is overtly being oppressed to the economic advantage of another favoured part. Restructuring should not be only about the north vs south diatribe, it must also include as of necessity any south-on-south economic violence.

I dare to say that the conversation on VAT cannot be effectively discussed without the discussion of opening all the other ports in Nigeria, particularly the Warri port for business.

As the 1 million man march of Abacha led to the agitation for resource control then, so also must this VAT issue lead to the agitation for opening the eastern ports for business.

The city of Warri has been subjected to unwarranted economic strangulation; it can't breathe because it has a fellow southern brotherly knee on her neck!

If this is not economic banditry, what is it?


By: John Aikpokpo-Martins
(Nigerian Bar Association (NBA First Vice President)


https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=5044989508849661&id=100000159854090

My Take: Over 60 per cent VAT in Lagos is Owens by Nigeria.

#freewarriport. #freeIbomport #FreeRiversport

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by tollyboy5(m): 11:38am On Sep 13, 2021
who closed the warri port?

So No sea port in south south?

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by atorioke(m): 11:45am On Sep 13, 2021
tollyboy5:
who closed the warri port?

So No sea port in south south?


There are sea ports in South South but FG is subjugating them for that of Lagos to strive. If the issue of state collecting VAT scale through, Lagos State will feel the heat. It is a fish hook for them. It will lead to total revamping of the ports in Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Delta and even oil companies being directed to take their headquarters to the Niger Delta region. True federalism will kill Lagos State to an extent but Lagos is not seeing it from that angle.

By the way, I'm from Delta, Nigeria. We have the third best IGR, and most times, highest FAAC allocation

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by theTranscriber: 11:46am On Sep 13, 2021
and??
other states no get port?
dem no get sea coast for port?

Lagos ports have been developed before Nigeria was created

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by atorioke(m): 11:48am On Sep 13, 2021
theTranscriber:
and??

other states no get port?

dem no get sea coast for port?


Lagos ports have been developed before Nigeria was created

I know but politics is what is making it thrive more at the expense of other ports in the country.

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by theTranscriber: 11:48am On Sep 13, 2021
atorioke:



There are sea ports in South South but FG is subjugating them for that of Lagos to strive. If the issue of state collecting VAT scale through, Lagos State will feel the heat. It is a fish hook for them. It will lead to total revamping of the ports in Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Delta and even oil companies being directed to take their headquarters to the Niger Delta region. True federalism will kill Lagos State to an extent but Lagos is not seeing it from that angle.
do you know that even if all south south states improve their ports
Lagos ports will always be the most productive
because of the transportation systems

Lagos is more central

right
Lagos income will reduce but it won't be much

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by SLAP44: 11:51am On Sep 13, 2021
Northerners creating confusion to divide the south grin

Una never chi chom chin grin

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by tollyboy5(m): 11:54am On Sep 13, 2021
atorioke:



There are sea ports in South South but FG is subjugating them for that of Lagos to strive. If the issue of state collecting VAT scale through, Lagos State will feel the heat. It is a fish hook for them. It will lead to total revamping of the ports in Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Delta and even oil companies being directed to take their headquarters to the Niger Delta region. True federalism will kill Lagos State to an extent but Lagos is not seeing it from that angle.

By the way, I'm from Delta, Nigeria. We have the third best IGR, and most times, highest FAAC allocation
@bolded please explain how

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by tollyboy5(m): 11:58am On Sep 13, 2021
theTranscriber:
and??

other states no get port?

dem no get sea coast for port?


Lagos ports have been developed before Nigeria was created
Lagos is planning on a bigger port in badagry, the road construction to badagry is ten lane with a blue line rail.
Nobody is favoring Lagos. Lagos favored herself by improving fedral road that has capital impact on her economy.
Stop the jealousy bro

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by atorioke(m): 11:59am On Sep 13, 2021
theTranscriber:
do you know that even if all south south states improve their ports
Lagos ports will always be the most productive
because of the transportation systems

Lagos is more central

right
Lagos income will reduce but it won't be much

Lagos state is not more central. Rivers for example is more closer to Delta, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Cross Rivers and all South Eastern state than Lagos. Warri (Delta) is more closer to Ondo, Edo, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross Rivers, South Eastern States, Kogi and Benue than Lagos. And for the Northern part that is far from Warri, there is a railway from Warri to Itakpe in Kogi that can move goods in safer way to Northern States than Lagos.

First map is to tell you that Warri or Rivers or Akwa Ibom is closer to South South States and South East States than Lagos.

The second picture is to tell you that Warri-Itakpe way is more convenient way to move goods to the North. Remember, rail from Lagos end in Ibadan.

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by wwwihy: 12:02pm On Sep 13, 2021
VAT from FG/Customs is different from VAT from Lagos State.

FG Contributes half of the VAT from imports/foreign transaction/service

States Contributes half, which Lagos contribute over 70%


Op be educated accordingly

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by Macphenson: 12:02pm On Sep 13, 2021
theTranscriber:
do you know that even if all south south states improve their ports
Lagos ports will always be the most productive
because of the transportation systems

Lagos is more central

right
Lagos income will reduce but it won't be much


Who told u that? Please be dully guided before making comments. Calabar sea port is closer to northern and south eastern states than Lagos.

If that sea port commences operation fully, trust me a lot of activities will be redirected from Lagos.

Even Maesk shipping line prefers to be using calabar instead of Lagos ports.

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by theInterpreter: 12:06pm On Sep 13, 2021
Macphenson:



Who told u that? Please be dully guided before making comments. Calabar sea port is closer to northern and south eastern states than Lagos.

If that sea port commences operation fully, trust me a lot of activities will be redirected from Lagos.

Even Maesk shipping line prefers to be using calabar instead of Lagos ports.
what I meant by central is not by geography

I meant that it has more roads and railways for transportation to all of Nigeria


remove emotions

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by theInterpreter: 12:08pm On Sep 13, 2021
atorioke:


Lagos state is not more central. Rivers for example is more closer to Delta, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Cross Rivers and all South Eastern state than Lagos. Warri (Delta) is more closer to Ondo, Edo, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross Rivers, South Eastern States, Logo and Benue than Lagos. And for the Northern part that is far from Warri, there is a railway from Warri to Itakpe in Logo that can move goods in safer way to Northern States than Lagos.

First map is to tell you that Warri or Rivers or Akwa Ibom is closer to South Outh States and South East States than Lagos.

The second pix is to tell you that Warri-Itakpe way is more convenient way to move goods to the North. Remember, rail from Lagos end in Ibadan.
Lagos has more roads and railways to everyday of the country

besides a lot of trade occurs in the SW

so the port redistribution will not change much

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by theInterpreter: 12:09pm On Sep 13, 2021
tollyboy5:

Lagos is planning on a bigger port in badagry, the road construction to badagry is ten lane with a blue line rail.
Nobody is favoring Lagos. Lagos favored herself by improving fedral road that has capital impact on her economy.
Stop the jealousy bro
I'm not the person to write this to

direct this to the op instead

correct this anomaly

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by theInterpreter: 12:10pm On Sep 13, 2021
atorioke:


I know but politics is what is making it thrive more at the expense of other ports in the country.
can't you also do "politics"?

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by atorioke(m): 12:12pm On Sep 13, 2021
theInterpreter:
what I meant by central is not by geography

I meant that it has more roads and railways for transportation to all of Nigeria


remove emotions

Lagos rail only connect the South West by rail. From Lagos to Abeokuta and to Ibadan where it ends. Warri rail connect Edo and Kogi which is a Northern State close to Abuja.

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by atorioke(m): 12:12pm On Sep 13, 2021
theInterpreter:
can't you also do "politics"?

That is what Wike has started. They take it bit by bit.
Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by theInterpreter: 12:18pm On Sep 13, 2021
atorioke:


Lagos rail only connect the South West by rail. From Lagos to Abeokuta and to Ibadan where it ends. Warri rail connect Edo and Kogi which is a Northern State close to Abuja.
how much trade happens in the north? not middlebelt
is it even up to what occurs in Oyo and Ogun?

Kogi is not a northern state

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by atorioke(m): 12:19pm On Sep 13, 2021
wwwihy:
VAT from FG/Customs is different from VAT from Lagos State.

FG Contributes half of the VAT from imports/foreign transaction/service

States Contributes half, which Lagos contribute over 70%


Op be educated accordingly

Don't confuse yourself with VAT and custom duties and other federal government levies.
Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by atorioke(m): 12:22pm On Sep 13, 2021
theInterpreter:
how much trade happens in the north? not middlebelt
is it even up to what occurs in Oyo and Ogun?

Kogi is not a northern state

Is Ogun and Oyo IGR more than the IGR of all the Northern States? There are 17 Northern States. OYO and OGUN IGR that is not up to that of Delta. Or are you just being sarcastic or what?

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by Guestlander: 12:22pm On Sep 13, 2021
atorioke:


I know but politics is what is making it thrive more at the expense of other ports in the country.

How is politics making it thrive more than other ports? If roughly about 60% of all industries in Nigeria are located in Lagos/Ogun axis, where do you think they will import or export their products from?
Besides, Lagos has like 100 years head start over other ports in Nigeria, tell me how politics had anything to do with that.

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by Christistruth00: 12:22pm On Sep 13, 2021
atorioke:
STILL ON VAT: Figures now being reeled out shows that more than 60% of VAT being generated from Lagos State is from the sea ports; can you beat that?

This simply means that Lagos state sits on our common patrimony and has an undue favouritism to develop at the expense of other port cities like Warri for no just cause. I submit that we cannot be talking of true federalism, justice and unity when some part of the country is overtly being oppressed to the economic advantage of another favoured part. Restructuring should not be only about the north vs south diatribe, it must also include as of necessity any south-on-south economic violence.

I dare to say that the conversation on VAT cannot be effectively discussed without the discussion of opening all the other ports in Nigeria, particularly the Warri port for business.

As the 1 million man march of Abacha led to the agitation for resource control then, so also must this VAT issue lead to the agitation for opening the eastern ports for business.

The city of Warri has been subjected to unwarranted economic strangulation; it can't breathe because it has a fellow southern brotherly knee on her neck!

If this is not economic banditry, what is it?


By: John Aikpokpo-Martins
(Nigerian Bar Association (NBA First Vice President)


https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=5044989508849661&id=100000159854090

My Take: Over 60 per cent VAT in Lagos is Owens by Nigeria.

#freewarriport. #freeIbomport #FreeRiversport

Almost all of the Sea Port VAT is Collected by the Nigerian Customs Service not Lagos so go and face them.

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by theInterpreter: 12:23pm On Sep 13, 2021
atorioke:


Is Ogun and Oyo IGR more than the IGR of all the Northern State. Are you just being sarcastic or what?
trade is different from igr

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by atorioke(m): 12:27pm On Sep 13, 2021
Christistruth00:


Almost l all of the Sea Port VAT is Collected by the Nigerian Customs Service not Lagos so go and face them.

At you following the news lately? What do you think is the reason for the uproar by Norhern States against Wike and Lagos. Th two governors now want to be collecting VAT as against the normal practice of FIRS collecting them.

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by atorioke(m): 12:30pm On Sep 13, 2021
theInterpreter:
trade is different from igr

Sometimes you people make me laugh. Trade. How do you measure trade? Are there no trading activities in Northern Nigeria? Trading activities are measured by IGR to a very large extent. There are more trading activities in Lagos, Rivers and Delta than any other place in Nigeria. We are talking about buying and consuming power here. Goods are bought and consumed in these three places than other states in Nigeria.

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by theInterpreter: 12:32pm On Sep 13, 2021
atorioke:


Sometimes you people make me laugh. Trade. How do you measure trade? Are there no trading activities in Northern Nigeria? Trading activities are measured by IGR to a very large extent. There are more trading activities in Lagos, Rivers and Delta than any other place in Nigeria. We are talking about buying and consuming power here. Goods are bought and consumed in these three places than other states in Nigeria.
rivers and delta money is oil

nothing more grin

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by atorioke(m): 12:35pm On Sep 13, 2021
theInterpreter:
rivers and delta money is oil

nothing more grin

And they took 2 and 3 position? You are on a long thing.

For your information, if you think companies being in your place gives your state money, you are on a long thing because it is the federal government that collects company income tax and not state government. It is the personal ncome tax of these workers that your state collects. And we know that not of the staff are paid peanut. I'm a lawyer and an ICAN(skill) level candidate. When you discuss with me, please be sound.
Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by theInterpreter: 12:57pm On Sep 13, 2021
atorioke:


And they took 2 and 3 position? You are on a long thing.

For your information, if you think companies being in your place gives your state money, you are on a long thing because it is the federal government that collects company income tax and not state government. It is the personal ncome tax of these workers that your state collects. And we know that not of the staff are paid peanut. I'm a lawyer and an ICAN(skill) level candidate. When you discuss with me, please be sound.
okay
lol
how did you pass advanced taxation and PSAF (public sector and finance)?
by talking trash on Nairaland?
I know these stuff because my family is filled with accountants
my bro and dad are both ICAN fellows

I repeat without oil
delta and rivers will be on par with ebonyi


this is for anybody saying that Lagos was not built by Yoruba hardwork

www.nairaland.com/attachments/13628489_ey8jlbexgai3svz_jpeg_jpeg52912f9bb421cca7c40c7ae8ab7eeb65

www.nairaland.com/attachments/13628464_e2uq7lqxwaedfnt_png763bdbf5713d5ebb863ab5602be84346

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Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by Esseite: 1:00pm On Sep 13, 2021
Said this a few years ago.
Re: Over 60% Of Lagos VAT Is From Sea Port by Factshunter: 1:45pm On Sep 13, 2021
Only God knows where the OP got his stats or claim from, and it's just so shocking that everybody else never bothered to ask the op for his source.


Well, according to the reality stats here, if you all understand the meaning of ' PEYE ' there you go!



Source: https://yourbudgit.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/LAGOS-STATE-DATA-BOOK.pdf

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