Thursday, 20 August 2015

President Buhari appoints Tunde Fowler as new FIRS boss

Nigeria's Federal inland revenue ser vice has a new boss at the helm of affairs and its no other than Lagos revenue boss Tunde Fowler.

Tunde Fowler upuntil his appointment sat atop the Lagos state internal revenue generation firm LIRS.

Mr Babatunde Fowler who has been termed as someone with impeccable educational record also has experience to bring  along with him.

Fowler had his higher education in the United States where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Business Administration degree from the California State University.

Before joining the service of the Lagos State Government, Dr. Fowler worked in the banking sector for about 20 years with long stints at Credit Lyonnais Nigeria Limited and Chartered Bank.

Under his leadership, the Lagos State Board of Internal Revenue grew in leaps and bounds reportedly achieving an increase in internally generated revenue from an average of N3.6. billion per month in January 2006, to an average of about N20.5 billion per month by 2013.
Fowler who also holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Irish International University, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and the Business Management Association of the United Kingdom.

He  is to serve as Acting Executive Chairman of FIRS until his appointment is confirmed by the Senate.

 Mr Fowler takes over from Sunday Ogungbesan with Immediate effect.

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