FIRS Boss Not Under Investigation Says Presidency

In News 2019-08-19 18:15:28
FIRS Boss Not Under Investigation Says Presidency
FIRS Boss Not Under Investigation Says Presidency

Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler is not under any investigation.

 

This is according to a press statement as released on Monday by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity.

 

Garba stated that concerns over the negative run of tax revenue in recent times were the basis for the alleged rumour of an investigation into the FIRS boss.

 

The statement read: “Following reports making the rounds in some media outlets, it is necessary to state categorically that the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, is not under any investigation.”

 

“The letter from the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, on which the purported rumour of an investigation is based, merely raises concerns over the negative run of the tax revenue collection in recent times.”

 

Garba in his statement continued: “Taking a cue from today’s (Monday) presentation of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Retreat for Ministers-Designate, Federal Permanent Secretaries and Top Government Functionaries, which dwelt on an  ‘Overview of the Policies, Programmes and Project Audit Committee’- a body he chaired- projected revenue of government falls behind recurrent expenditure even without having factored in capital expenditure.”

 

“Consequently, it would appear that the country might be heading for a fiscal crisis if urgent steps are not taken to halt the negative trends in target setting and target realisation in tax revenue”, he added.

 

The Media and Publicity Assistant also assured that issues of revenue are of major concern to the Federal Executive Council as is efforts to bring in more revenue through tax.

 

“Anyone conversant with Federal Executive Council deliberations would have observed that issues bordering on revenue form the number one concern of what Nigeria faces today, and therefore, often take a prime place in discussions of the body.”

 

“It is noteworthy and highly commendable that under this administration, the number of taxable adults has increased from 10 million to 20 million with concerted efforts still on-going to bring a lot more into the tax net”, concluded Garba.

 

 

 

 

 

FIRS BOSS NOT UNDER INVESTIGATION SAYS PRESIDENCY

 

Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler is not under any investigation.

 

This is according to a press statement as released on Monday by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity.

 

Garba stated that concerns over the negative run of tax revenue in recent times were the basis for the alleged rumour of an investigation into the FIRS boss.

 

The statement read: “Following reports making the rounds in some media outlets, it is necessary to state categorically that the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, is not under any investigation.”

 

“The letter from the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, on which the purported rumour of an investigation is based, merely raises concerns over the negative run of the tax revenue collection in recent times.”

 

Garba in his statement continued: “Taking a cue from today’s (Monday) presentation of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Retreat for Ministers-Designate, Federal Permanent Secretaries and Top Government Functionaries, which dwelt on an  ‘Overview of the Policies, Programmes and Project Audit Committee’- a body he chaired- projected revenue of government falls behind recurrent expenditure even without having factored in capital expenditure.”

 

“Consequently, it would appear that the country might be heading for a fiscal crisis if urgent steps are not taken to halt the negative trends in target setting and target realisation in tax revenue”, he added.

 

The Media and Publicity Adviser also assured that issues of revenue are of major concern to the Federal Executive Council as is efforts to bring in more revenue through tax.

 

“Anyone conversant with Federal Executive Council deliberations would have observed that issues bordering on revenue form the number one concern of what Nigeria faces today, and therefore, often take a prime place in discussions of the body.”

 

“It is noteworthy and highly commendable that under this administration, the number of taxable adults has increased from 10 million to 20 million with concerted efforts still on-going to bring a lot more into the tax net”, concluded Garba.

 

 

 

 

 

FIRS BOSS NOT UNDER INVESTIGATION SAYS PRESIDENCY

 

Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler is not under any investigation.

 

This is according to a press statement as released on Monday by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity.

 

Garba stated that concerns over the negative run of tax revenue in recent times were the basis for the alleged rumour of an investigation into the FIRS boss.

 

The statement read: “Following reports making the rounds in some media outlets, it is necessary to state categorically that the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, is not under any investigation.”

 

“The letter from the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, on which the purported rumour of an investigation is based, merely raises concerns over the negative run of the tax revenue collection in recent times.”

 

Garba in his statement continued: “Taking a cue from today’s (Monday) presentation of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Retreat for Ministers-Designate, Federal Permanent Secretaries and Top Government Functionaries, which dwelt on an  ‘Overview of the Policies, Programmes and Project Audit Committee’- a body he chaired- projected revenue of government falls behind recurrent expenditure even without having factored in capital expenditure.”

 

“Consequently, it would appear that the country might be heading for a fiscal crisis if urgent steps are not taken to halt the negative trends in target setting and target realisation in tax revenue”, he added.

 

The Media and Publicity Adviser also assured that issues of revenue are of major concern to the Federal Executive Council as is efforts to bring in more revenue through tax.

 

“Anyone conversant with Federal Executive Council deliberations would have observed that issues bordering on revenue form the number one concern of what Nigeria faces today, and therefore, often take a prime place in discussions of the body.”

 

“It is noteworthy and highly commendable that under this administration, the number of taxable adults has increased from 10 million to 20 million with concerted efforts still on-going to bring a lot more into the tax net”, concluded Garba.

 

 

 

 

 

FIRS BOSS NOT UNDER INVESTIGATION SAYS PRESIDENCY

 

Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler is not under any investigation.

 

This is according to a press statement as released on Monday by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity.

 

Garba stated that concerns over the negative run of tax revenue in recent times were the basis for the alleged rumour of an investigation into the FIRS boss.

 

The statement read: “Following reports making the rounds in some media outlets, it is necessary to state categorically that the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, is not under any investigation.”

 

“The letter from the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, on which the purported rumour of an investigation is based, merely raises concerns over the negative run of the tax revenue collection in recent times.”

 

Garba in his statement continued: “Taking a cue from today’s (Monday) presentation of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Retreat for Ministers-Designate, Federal Permanent Secretaries and Top Government Functionaries, which dwelt on an  ‘Overview of the Policies, Programmes and Project Audit Committee’- a body he chaired- projected revenue of government falls behind recurrent expenditure even without having factored in capital expenditure.”

 

“Consequently, it would appear that the country might be heading for a fiscal crisis if urgent steps are not taken to halt the negative trends in target setting and target realisation in tax revenue”, he added.

 

The Media and Publicity Adviser also assured that issues of revenue are of major concern to the Federal Executive Council as is efforts to bring in more revenue through tax.

 

“Anyone conversant with Federal Executive Council deliberations would have observed that issues bordering on revenue form the number one concern of what Nigeria faces today, and therefore, often take a prime place in discussions of the body.”

 

“It is noteworthy and highly commendable that under this administration, the number of taxable adults has increased from 10 million to 20 million with concerted efforts still on-going to bring a lot more into the tax net”, concluded Garba.

 

 

 

 

 

FIRS BOSS NOT UNDER INVESTIGATION SAYS PRESIDENCY

 

Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler is not under any investigation.

 

This is according to a press statement as released on Monday by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity.

 

Garba stated that concerns over the negative run of tax revenue in recent times were the basis for the alleged rumour of an investigation into the FIRS boss.

 

The statement read: “Following reports making the rounds in some media outlets, it is necessary to state categorically that the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, is not under any investigation.”

 

“The letter from the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, on which the purported rumour of an investigation is based, merely raises concerns over the negative run of the tax revenue collection in recent times.”

 

Garba in his statement continued: “Taking a cue from today’s (Monday) presentation of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Retreat for Ministers-Designate, Federal Permanent Secretaries and Top Government Functionaries, which dwelt on an  ‘Overview of the Policies, Programmes and Project Audit Committee’- a body he chaired- projected revenue of government falls behind recurrent expenditure even without having factored in capital expenditure.”

 

“Consequently, it would appear that the country might be heading for a fiscal crisis if urgent steps are not taken to halt the negative trends in target setting and target realisation in tax revenue”, he added.

 

The Media and Publicity Adviser also assured that issues of revenue are of major concern to the Federal Executive Council as is efforts to bring in more revenue through tax.

 

“Anyone conversant with Federal Executive Council deliberations would have observed that issues bordering on revenue form the number one concern of what Nigeria faces today, and therefore, often take a prime place in discussions of the body.”

 

“It is noteworthy and highly commendable that under this administration, the number of taxable adults has increased from 10 million to 20 million with concerted efforts still on-going to bring a lot more into the tax net”, concluded Garba.