Governor Nyesom Wike has stated that Rivers State generated N15bn in revenue in June, but only got N4bn from the FIRS.
He went on to compare that to Kano State who generated N2bn from revenues in the same month and got the same N2bn from the FIRS.
In a jive aimed at Northern states and their continues destruction of alcohol, he said, ”You can’t destroy beer in your state in the name of Sharia, yet share from VAT on beer from other states. It is hypocrisy. Free money has promoted laziness. If you want to be a governor grow your state’s economy.”
“You can’t contribute humongous numbers during elections that can’t translate to tax earnings for your state
If they can vote they should be able to work and pay tax,” Governor Wike added.