Buhari replaces Tunde Fowler as FIRS boss

Babatunde Fowler

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Muhammad Nami as the new chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

Muhammad replaces Tunde Fowler whose tenure expired on Monday.


A statement by the president’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the president also approved the composition of the FIRS board.

The new FIRS boss is a tax consultant and graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

“Mr Muhammad, a well-trained tax, accounting and management professional with highly rated qualifications and professional practice and licenses from relevant professional bodies, has almost three decades of practical working experience in auditing, tax management and advisory and management services to clients in the banking, manufacturing, services and public sectors as well as non-profit organisations,” the statement said.

Muhammad is on the board of several companies and Statutory Board Audit Committees.


“He was appointed as a member, Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Stolen Assets in November 2017 by President Buhari,” the statement said.

Mr Fowler is expected to hand over to the most senior director on the board, who will take charge, pending the Senate confirmation of the new board.