  Federal government to challenge States over VAT at Supreme Court.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has insisted that the anti-open grazing laws of some states infringed on the freedom of movement as enshrined in the nation’s constitution.

Justice Malami stated this while answering questions from State House correspondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The minister, who explained that his office had not taken any stance outside the scope of the constitution, also said Government may at the Supreme Court challenge states that legislated on the Value Added Tax.

Commenting on the anti-open grazing laws of southern states, Justice Malami said, On the issue of farmers-herders clashes, no position was taken by the Office of the Attorney General outside the scope of the constitutional provisions.