Senate Confirms Fowler As FIRS Chairman

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The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Dr. William Babtunde Fowler on Wednesday, December 9, as the executive chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Fowler confirmation followed the presentation and adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on Finance which screened him.

According to the chairman of the committee, Senator John Owna Enoh, who presented the report urged the Senate to confirm the appointment of Fowler, The Nation reports.


Contributing on the debate, Senator Gbenga Ashafa told his colleagues that base on the antecedent of Fowler, he believed that his appointment is the right direction.

Ashafa noted that Fowler was able to increase the internally generated fund of Lagos state to a great height which shows he will be able to do same if not more for the nation.

The senator from Lagos East Senatorial district added that he had no doubt that Fowler would help the federal government to reform it tax collection system.


Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah moved for the confirmation of the Fowler as the finance committee had already endorsed him for the position.

The Senate unanimously voted for the confirmation when it president, Senator Abubakar Saraki called for voice vote.

Meanwhile, Timi Frank, the deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress

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