Sanwo-Olu: Why Lagos must be allowed to collect VAT


Sanwo-Olu says Lagos must be allowed to collect VAT

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday said Lagos will do more for the people if allowed to collect Value Added Tax (VAT).

The governor spoke at the 61st national Independence Day Celebration service held at the Chapel of Christ The Light, Alausa, Ikeja.

Sanwo-Olu, while stressing his administration’s commitment toward delivering on his campaign promises, said Lagos would do more if the State is allowed to collect the Value Added Tax.

“We should ensure there is equity and fairness and that is why we talk about issues around VAT. We know and we believe that if Lagos gets more, we would do more.

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“If Lagos can get a lot more, we will a do a lot more because that is what we deserve; that is what is expected, that is what is required and that is what we are committed to.

“Year in, year out; your government implements over 90 percent of the budget. What it means is that if we have the capacity to get more, we will be able to give more to the citizens,” he said.

Sanwo-Olu added: “I want to assure you that this government, your government will leave no stone unturned to ensure that we don’t shy away from our primary objective and responsibility, which is the security of life and property.

“As a Governor, I will do everything with every strength that I have to ensure that we set this State on a path of prosperity because I want each and every Lagosian to prosper.  I will ensure that we create a Lagos that will work for the people of the State so that our tomorrow can be better than today.”