A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Setonji David, has said that the state would go ahead with the implementation of its recently assented Value Added Tax (VAT) law despite a stay of execution by the Appeal Court in Abuja.
According to the lawmaker, the enactment of the VAT law followed due process.
He said Lagos had always clamoured for true federalism and would continue the implementation of the VAT law pending any order by the Appeal Court ruling otherwise.
Meanwhile, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Ajuri Ngelale, has alleged that arguments against VAT collection had been heavily politicized ahead of the next elections.
Ajuri, said the Federal Government makes contributions to the generation of VAT in the country, adding that Rivers, Lagos and other states do not generate VAT by themselves.