Tunde Fowler Joins United Nations Tax Committee
By Dipo Olowookere
Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Tunde Fowler, has been appointed as member of the International Experts Committee on Tax Matters.
Mr Fowler was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Antonio Guteress, and his appointment was conveyed by the Minister Plenipotentiary of Nigeria Permanent Mission, New York, Mr Bolaji Akinremi, in a mail to the FIRS.
Fowler, who is also the chairman of the African Tax Administration Forum, and the Joint Tax Board, was the chairman of the Lagos Internal Revenue Service.
His inauguration as member of the global tax committee will take place in Geneva on October 1, 2017.
“I have great joy to inform you that the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guteress, has appointed Mr Babatunde Fowler as one of the 25 members of the prestigious International Experts Committee on Tax Matters for a four-year tenure to commence at the inauguration ceremony in Geneva on October 1, 2017.
“In addition to the notification of the appointment by the SG to the UN Economic Council already placed on the website of the Council, individual letters of appointment would be addressed to the appointee and the appointee is to formally accept the nomination through a letter of acceptance addressed to the UNSG through the Nigeria Permanent Mission New York.
“Please, express the heartfelt congratulations of the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Ambassador Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, to Mr Babatunde Fowler on his appointment and a warm wish for a successful tenure,” the mail to the FIRS by Mr Akinremi, read.