VAT windfall: Gov. Wike eyes $750m for Rivers govt. from $10bn NLNG Train-7 project

Apparently unfazed by the Abuja Court of Appeal judgment which restrained Rivers State government from collecting Value-Added Tax (VAT) and sundry taxes yet in the State, Governor Nyesom Wike has set eyes on his administration’s collection of $750million proceeds expected to accrue from the $10billion Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Train-7 development. In a statement issued yesterday, by his Media Aide, Kelvin Ebiri, over Sunday’s send-off ceremony in Port Harcourt for out-gone NLNG Managing Director, Tony Attah, the Governor was quoted as saying that, “the 7.5 VAT from the NLNG…

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