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Constitution Review: Reps Reject Addition Of VAT To Exclusive List

Members of the House of Representatives have just voted 209 against 91 for an attempt to move the collection of value added tax (VAT) from concurrent to the exclusive legislative list.

Clause 34 was on a “Bill for an Act to Alter Part I of the Second Schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to include Value Added Tax on the Exclusive Legislative List; and for Related Matters and approve the
recommendations therein.”

The House also rejected clause 35 seeking to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to Provide for Special Seat for Women in the National and State Houses of Assembly; and for Related Matters and approve the recommendations therein”

The House voted 208 against while 81 vite in favour of the provision.

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