Rivers Not Fighting FG Over Tax Collection - Gov. Wike

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers says the state isn't battling the Federal Government or any of its organizations over collection of Value Added Tax (VAT) as being insinuated in certain quarters. 

Speaking on Sunday in Abuja at a public lecture entitled: "Taxing Powers in a Federal System" to mark the 60th birthday celebration of Mr Ahmed Raji, (SAN). Wike said that the state was simply attempting to pursue what was right and legitimate within the armbits of the constitution. 

The governor who was represented by the Attorney-General of the State, Mr Zacchaeus Adangor, (SAN) maintained that Rivers and the Federal Government were co-equal since the two of them got their life from the constitution.

Gov. Wike said that he heard a lot of rumors that they are fighting the Federal Government, but he made it known that there is no intention of the River's Government to fight the Federal Government.

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