Monday, December 9, 2019 4:07 pm
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday refused to renew the tenure of Babatunde Fowler, as the Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS. Fowler’s tenure as the Chairman of FIRS expired on Monday and there have been speculations if the President will appoint him for a second term he was statutorily entitled to. The President ended the speculation on Monday with the nomination of a new board for the FIRS. The new board has as chairman, Muhammad M. Mani. Meanwhile, Fowler has been asked to hand over to the most senior officer in FIRS pending the confirmation of the new board by the National Assembly.
See the full statement by the Presidency below.
PRESIDENT BUHARI NAMES NEW FIRS BOARD FOR SENATE CONFIRMATION
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 well as non- profit organizations.
He is an expert in rendering advisory support services to investors in respect of new business start-ups and management of existing businesses. He has also continuously rendered outsourced services to clients in trading, service and manufacturing sectors of the nation’s economy.
Muhammad Nami attended Bayero University Kano and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology (1991) and a Masters of Business degree (2004) respectively. He is a fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Institute of Debt Recovery Practitioners of Nigeria and Associate Member of Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) and Association of National Accountants of Nigeria.
He started his career with PFK in 1993 and rose to the position of a senior Consultant in charge of Tax management and advisory services. He is currently the managing consultant of Manam Professional Services (Chartered Tax Practitioners and Business Advisers) based in Kaduna, Abuja, Niger State.
He is married with children.
Chairman of FIRS, Babatunde Fowler, whose term of office expired on Monday, 9th December, 2019 is expected to hand over to the most senior director on the board, who will take charge, pending the senate confirmation of the new board.
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
December 9, 2019