The Abuja Division of the Courtroom of Attraction has scheduled a ruling for two pm on Friday in an software filed by Lagos State to be made a respondent within the attraction filed by the Federal Inland Income Service.
The attraction by the FIRS is towards the August 9, 2021 judgment by Justice Steven Pam of the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Port-Harcourt, voiding the Worth Added Tax Act and holding that states may gather VAT.
Particulars concerning the ruling have been contained on the court docket’s trigger record pasted on its discover board.
A 3-man panel, led by Justice Haruna Simon Tsanami, after listening to arguments by legal professionals to the events on September 16, mentioned they’d be told when the ruling was prepared.
Whereas arguing Lagos’ software, the state’s Lawyer-Normal, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) mentioned his shopper was a needed occasion as it might be affected by the end result of the case.
Counsel to Rivers State, Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN) agreed with Onigbajo and urged the court docket to hitch Lagos whereas legal professionals to FIRS and the Lawyer Normal of the Federation, Mahmud Magaji (SAN) and Tijani Gazali (SAN) argued in any other case and prayed that the court docket would to not be part of Lagos.