VAT Judgment: N/Delta group commends Wike -GCFRNG

NIGER Delta youth group, Campaign for Good Governance and Credible Elections, CGGCE has commended the Rivers State Governor, Chief (Barr) NyesomWike on the recent Federal High Court judgment granting the state government the power to collect value added tax, VAT in the state.

The group, which commended the rivers state Governor for the initiative, commitment, courage and proativeness in filing the case against the Federal Government, described it as an effort to take back what rightly belong to the states, maintaining that a Nigerian system where the federal government will collect VAT on business transactions that are domiciled in the states only to return a fraction of it to  the states is anthetical to true federalism and state development.

A press statement issued in Yenagoa,Bayelsa State and made available to Journalists, insisted it’s time for the federal government to encourage the states to pursue genuine development through a deliberate expansion in their internally generated revenue. 

The statement jointly signed by the group’s national President, Mr.GoodluckEdafe and national Secretary, Mr. Johnson Inipusam has also commended GovWike’s determination to rid the state of all shanties and criminal hideouts. 

“We agreed with the rivers stategovernor that many of the shanties in the state provide cover for illicit drugs peddling, youth gambling, fuel bunkering and criminal activities. Thus, we advise the people to stop politicising every decision and action of government that are of collective benefits to the state”. 

Meanwhile, the group has called on the thirty-six states governments to emulate the courage of GovWike and begin the process of VAT collection and improve the welfare of their people.Champions Tribe lift entrepreneurs, professionals

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The convener and Performance Coach, AbiolaChamp, who sees emotional intelligence as the ability to perceive, manage, and regulate emotions, cautions that Intelligent Quotent (IQ) is never enough; hence the need for people to make extra ordinary marks in their careers.

“Emotional Intelligence strengthens team-building and allows for better leadership and also helps to prevent disunity.

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These exceptional people are committed to nurturing and using their competence, character, creativity, compassion and courage to make a remarkable and positive difference in their industries, he added.

  Six participants were awarded certificates of participation as the first set of beneficiaries from the Made4More Mentorship programme, which is one of the intervention platforms through which we recruits people into The CHAMPIONS TRIBE.

Others present at the programme included the Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, Odunayo Sanya; Partner, KPMG, Toyin Ogunlowo; CEO, BluCamp Limited, Yomi Iwajomo; President US IVLP, Toun Tade and the Assistant General Manager, eTranzact International PLC, Dayo Adejokun.

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