Ebonyi Governor Dave Umahi has said he will continue to preach that Federal Government should be collecting Value Added Taxes (VATs) and share to States.
The Governor stated this during the inauguration of south east leaders of the Christian Association in Nigeria (CAN) with his Senior Special Adviser on Religion and Welfare, Rev. Fr. Abraham Nwali as the Chairman.
The inauguration was performed by the President of CAN, Rev. Samson Ayokunle at the Christian Ecumenical centre, Abakaliki.
He said: “When our people push for restructuring, yes, I agree with restructuring but it has to be administrative restructuring, I will continue to preach it. Our states that are very weak must be taken care of before we say let everybody control their resources.
“There was a time we were house boys and house girls and they were very helpful in service to other states. It is time to be built up before you can collect their VATs separately. I will continue to preach that allow the federal government to collect VAT and share for us”.
Ayokunle charged leaders to render service to their people so as to be remembered when they leave office