New FIRS chairman criticizes Fowler’s performance, charges staff to target 2012 revenue


The newly appointed Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami, on Monday launched a veiled criticism of his predecessor in office, Babatunde Fowler, accusing his management of superintending a steady decline in revenue collection by the service since the inception of his tenure in 2015.

It was meant to be the new chairman’s first Christmas message and felicitation to the revenue service staff since his assumption of office on December 19.

But, he used the message to carry out a performance assessment of Mr Fowler’s management, accusing it of failing to maintain the “impressive performance” the agency recorded since 2011, with 2012 as the benchmark year for outstanding performance.

Reviewing the performance and workforce of the service between 2011…



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