Fowler speaks on FIRS handover controversy as workers threaten showdown

The immediate past Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Tunde Fowler, said he did nothing wrong in handing over the management of the tax revenue agency to the Coordinating Director, Domestic Taxes Group, Abiodun Aina.

Mr Fowler spoke in response to a PREMIUM TIMES enquiry on Wednesday, following threats by some workers of the tax agency.

He said he followed due process in taking the decision after he was relieved of his position on Monday.

“All I will say is that the due process was followed in appointing him (Aina) as a Coordinating Director,” the former FIRS boss said in a text message in response to PREMIUM TIMES enquiries on Wednesday.

Following Monday’s appointment of Muhammad Nami as the new Executive Chairman of FIRS, the presidency directed the mantle…

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