Tax Boss reacts to N2.1bn scam in FIRS

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The N2.1 billion scam rocking the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has drawn the comment of the agency’s Executive Chairman, Mr Babatunde Fowler.

FIRS has been dogged by claim that some of its officials siphoned N2.1bn belonging to the agency with the suspects being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Fowler himself reportedly partook in the heist, a report he dismissed on Wednesday in an interview with newsmen where he shed light on the matter saying the said money was not that of taxpayers but payment of Duty Tour Allowances, DTA, to the members of staff.

According to him, “The EFCC is looking into that. Sometimes, it is good to have a third party investigate matters like this instead of having a staff member investigate another staff member.

“Investigation by a third party is more objective. FIRS has since taken steps to remediate this.”

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