BREAKING: Buhari sacks Tunde Fowler, names new FIRS boss

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday fired Babatunde Fowler as the chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.

The president subsequently appointed Muhammad Nami, a tax consultant, as the new head of the revenue agency, a statement from the presidency said on Monday afternoon.

Fowler’s tenure expired today 9 December, but a statement by the Presidency said he 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.

Muhammad M. Nami’s nomination was conveyed in a letter Buhari sent to the Senate, on the composition of a new board for the revenue agency.

The announcement came hours after the tenure of Mr Fowler expired and no renewal was immediately announced. Mr Fowler was appointed in 2015.

Details shortly…

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