FIRS Chairman assumes leadership of service

The newly appointed acting Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service-FIRS, Babatunde Fowler has assumed leadership of the service, pledging to work with state revenue agencies and relevant stakeholders to shore-up tax revenue and improve on the country’s tax administration.
Addressing staff in Abuja while taking over the mantle of leadership from the out-going acting Executive Chairman of the service, Sunday Ogungbesan, Fowler said the FIRS should be able to take the lead in tax revenue collection as well as share information and ideas with the States Board of Internal Revenue to improve tax administration in the country.

He assured of a new era at FIRS which would be predicated on the resolve of the presidency to ensure maximum increase in tax revenue to end the country’s absolute dependency on oil proceeds.
The new acting FIRS boss, in a statement by the Assistant Director, Communications and Servicom Department, Nneka Ifekwuna, further argued that the antidote to the current economic challenging was for the service to raise revenue accruing from tax collection to record high so that government programmes could be well funded.

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