The Attorneys-General of the 36 states of the Federation would be meeting in Lagos from tomorrow to discuss some critical legal issues bordering on Paris Club Refunds, Value added Tax, Stamp Duty, among others.
The meeting scheduled to hold from today, June 15-17, would have the Chairman of the Nigerian Southern Governors’ Forum and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, delivering the keynote address at the opening session.
Other issues to be deliberated upon by the States Attorneys-General are the proposed amendments to the Stamp Duties Act, pensions and gratuity for Judges, and amendments to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999)as amended.
Furthermore, they are to discuss Anti-Corruption Commission established by states, and the FIRS threat to recover unremitted tax deductions by states and local governments.
The meeting is also expected to be addressed by the governors of Lagos and Plateau State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Simon Lalong.
Other speakers are the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, the Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Olumide Akpata and the Director General of the Nigerian Governor’s Forum, Asishana Okauru.