A memo done by former chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Babatunde Fowler, shows that he urged President Muhammadu Buhari to allow him go for another tenure at the federal tax office.
The former chairman had wished to have a tenure extension and even begged for it.
He said if reappointed, it would enable him to consolidate on his previous achievements in the tax sector.
He made his tenure extension plea in a letter he wrote to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha and dated December 9, 2019.
In the letter entitled: ‘Re: Notification of expiration of tenure as executive chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service,’ Fowler had appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for the opportunity to serve as FIRS boss and like Oliver Twist, he asked for more.
However, Fowler’s appeal amounted to an exercise in futility as the President replaced him with Muhammad Nami.
In the failed letter, Fowler wrote, “I write to notify the Secretary to the Government of the Federation that my first tenure as the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) ends today 9th of December 2019.
“In view of the above, I wish to present myself for reappointment for a second term. This is consistent with the provisions of the FIRS Establishment Act 2007 and would grant me the opportunity to consolidate and build on the achievements we have recorded in the past four years.
“Please find attached the highlights of my achievements during my first tenure in office.
“I would like to put on record my gratitude to Mr President for the opportunity to serve the nation. I am also thankful for your support in the course of the discharge of my duties. Please accept as always, the assurance of my highest regards.”
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