March 20, 2019

Shake-up expected as Fowler Resumes at FIRS

Shake-up expected as Fowler Resumes at FIRS

Purge and enhancement at the top echelons of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) seem imminent as the new chairman of the tax agency, Dr Tunde Fowler, resumes work today.

A reliable source gathered that the nation’s chief tax officer, who formally tendered his letter of resignation to the Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday, is billed to take up his new job in Abuja that will see to the re-engineering of the entire taxation process in the country.

It was further gathered that apart from bringing top directors of the Lagos Inland Revenue Service (LIRS) that resigned along with him on board, Fowler will also unveil a more information technology-driven techniques in tax collection to plug the loopholes in FIRS and triple the present revenues from taxes. Read more

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