Attorneys General meet in Lagos over Paris Club refund, VAT, others

Attorneys General of the thirty six states of the Federation are meeting in Lagos to discuss some critical legal issues bordering on Value Added Tax, Paris Club Refunds, and Stamp Duty, among others.

The meeting, scheduled to hold from today through Friday will have Chairman of the Nigerian Southern Governors’ Forum and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu delivering keynote address at the opening session.

Other issues to be deliberated upon by the States Attorneys General are the proposed amendments to the stamp duties act, pensions and gratuity for judges and amendments to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999) as amended.

Other critical legal issues to be discussed at the meeting are the state Anti-Corruption Commission established by states and the FIRS threat to recovering unremitted tax deductions by states and local governments.