Fowler: How FIRS ‘N40bn election campaign fund’ triggered cold war in Nigeria’s presidency

The cold war within the Nigeria’s presidency was, among other issues, caused by alleged misappropriation of N40 billion by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) under the immediate past Chairman, Babatunde Fowler.

Fowler was last week denied a second term as superintendent of Nigeria’s apex tax office. He was replaced with a tax consultant, Muhammad M. Nami.

On Sunday, PRNigeria, relying on strong sources within the presidency, reported that the ‘misappropriated’ money, which was purportedly used for ‘political campaign funding’ for 2019 did not go down well with the seat of power which has ordered investigation and prosecution of culprits.

Officials are said to be angry and unsatisfied with Folwer’s explanations on how the fund was ‘shared,’ and have vowed…



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