Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, has urged the Nineth National Assembly to add value-added tax (VAT) on the Exclusive List making the Federal Government have legislative control over 7.5% consumption tax paid when goods are purchased and services are rendered.
El-Rufai stated this on Monday, Dec.12, 2022, in Abuja at the second edition of the ‘Distinguished Parliamentarian Lecture’ organised by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies.
According to him, VAT is a major survival for Nigeria, especially now that the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited has not remitted a penny into the federation account this year.
El-Rufai also urged the National Assembly to make happen state and community policing to solve Nigeria’s multifarious security challenges.
It could be recalled that, in March, the National Assembly rejected a bill seeking to include VAT in the Exclusive List. The move followed a protracted legal tussle between the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and the Rivers State Government over VAT collection and personal income tax (PIT) in the state.