Babatunde Fowler, the former chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service has opened up on why he wanted to be reappointed by Buhari.
The former chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, has revealed the main reason behind his letter seeking reappointment by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said reappointing him would have helped in the consolidation of previous achievements in the tax sector.
Recall that in a letter written to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Fowler had made moves seeking for a reappointment which was unsuccessful as he was replaced by Muhammad Nami.
The announcement of Nami’s nomination was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
A copy of the letter written by Fowler to the SGF was dated December 9, 2019, and titled: ‘Re: Notification of Expiration of Tenure as Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service.’
The letter read in part, “I write to notify the Secretary to the Government of the Federation that my first tenure as the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) ends today 9th of December, 2019.
“In view of the above, I wish to present myself for reappointment for a second term. This is consistent with the provisions of the FIRS Establishment Act 2007 and would grant me the opportunity to consolidate and build on the achievements we have recorded in the past four years.
“Please find attached the highlights of my achievements during my first tenure in office.
“I would like to put on record my gratitude to Mr. President for the opportunity to serve the nation. I am also thankful for your support in the course of the discharge of my duties. Please accept as always, the assurance of my highest regards.”