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FIRS Stops Scores Recruited By Ex Chairman, Fowler From Resuming
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FIRS Stops Scores Recruited By Ex Chairman, Fowler From Resuming

Hundreds of Nigerians who were given letters of employment by the immediate past Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mr. Babatunde Fowler, have not been allowed to resume over six months after they received the letterst. It was learnt that some of those affected had already resigned from their previous places of work after receiving the letters of employment only to be rendered jobless afterwards. A copy of one of the letters signed on behalf of Fowler by the Director, Human Capital Management Department, Victor Ekundayo, stated that the candidates had been interviewed by the management of the agency and had been offered employment. It read in part, “Further to your recent interview with the Federal Inland Revenue Service, you have been offered appointment as Offic...
FIRS Under Fowler Virtually Collapsed, I Had To Rebuild From Scratch – Nami
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FIRS Under Fowler Virtually Collapsed, I Had To Rebuild From Scratch – Nami

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), virtually collapsed under its previous management, its new chief has said. Muhammad Nami, who assumed office as chairman last December, said he had to “build the entire structure of the service again from scratch.” This is not the first time Mr Nami is criticising the administration of his predecessor, Babatunde Fowler. In December, while giving his first Christmas message and felicitation to the revenue agency’s staff, he accused Mr Fowler’s management of superintending a steady decline in revenue collection by the service since the inception of his tenure in 2015. Mr Nami assumed office on December 19, 2019. In a recent interview with PREMIUM TIMES and other journalists in Abuja, he said his first 100 days in office has been challengin...
New FIRS Chairman, Muhammad Nami Condemns Fowler’s Management
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New FIRS Chairman, Muhammad Nami Condemns Fowler’s Management

The newly appointed Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami, launched a veiled criticism of his predecessor in office, Babatunde Fowler, on Monday accusing his management of superintending a steady decline in revenue collection by the service since the inception of his tenure in 2015. It was meant to be the new chairman’s first Christmas message and felicitation to the revenue service staff since his assumption of office on December 19; however, he used the message to carry out a performance assessment of Mr Fowler’s management, accusing it of failing to maintain the “impressive performance” the agency recorded since 2011, with 2012 as the benchmark year for outstanding performance. Reviewing the performance and workforce of the service between 2011 and 2...
FIRS: Garba Shehu Reveals Why Fowler Was Not Reappointed
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FIRS: Garba Shehu Reveals Why Fowler Was Not Reappointed

The Presidency has said that Babatunde Fowler’s tenure as chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), was not renewed because of his inability to generate enough revenue for the country. Fowler, whose term of office expired on December 9, 2019, was replaced by Muhammad Nami. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Garba Shehu, while speaking with journalists at the weekend in Abuja, also said that it was not wrong for the federal government to borrow more money to finance infrastructure in the country. “It is not a scandal to borrow, the bad thing about borrowing is when you deployed it to your pocket. This has happened in the past in this country, President Buhari is borrowing to do railway, to do East-West expressway, to do second Niger bri...
Nigerian Senate Approves Muhammad Nami As New FIRS Chairman
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Nigerian Senate Approves Muhammad Nami As New FIRS Chairman

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the appointment of Muhammad Mamman Nami as the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS. Senate President Dr. Ahmed Lawan hit his gavel at about 2:51 pm today, signalling the confirmation of Nami’s appointment by the Senate. President Mohammadu Buhari sent Nami’s name to the Senate as FIRS Executive Chairman last week. Senator Olamilekan Solomon Adeola (Lagos West), Chairman of the Finance Committee, laid the report of the Senate Finance committee before the Senate. The Senate President promised that the Senate will give FIRS all the support it needs to attain its mandate at this time when the nation needs more revenue. “We will keep the Service on its toes. The Chairman and members should note that a lot of work needs to be do...
Muhammad Nami Biography, 11 Things To Know About Buhari’s Nominee To Head FIRS
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Muhammad Nami Biography, 11 Things To Know About Buhari’s Nominee To Head FIRS

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Muhammad M. Nami as the new chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said in a statement issued today that his nomination followed President Buhari’s approval of the composition of a new board for the FIRS subject to Senate confirmation. Shehu said the former FIRS Chairman, Babatunde Fowler, whose term of office expired today, Monday, December 9, 2019, was expected to hand over to the most senior director on the board, who would take charge, pending the senate confirmation of the new board. Here are few things you should know about the man who will take over as head of the FIRS from Fowler: 1. Nami is a well-trained Tax, Accounting and Mana...
President Buhari Names Muhammad Nami As New FIRS Chairman
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President Buhari Names Muhammad Nami As New FIRS Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of a new board for the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, subject to Senate confirmation. The President nominated a renowned tax consultant, Muhammad M. Nami as the new chairman. The board is composed of a member representing each of the six geographical zones and statutory representatives from a select number of ministries and government agencies. Mr Muhammad, a well-trained Tax, Accounting and Management professional with highly rated qualifications and professional practice and licenses from relevant professional bodies, has almost three decades of practical working experience in Auditing, Tax Management and Advisory and Management services to clients in the banking, manufacturing, services and public sectors as wel...

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