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Encomium as FIRS boss turns 62

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Goodwill messages from all sectors of the economy including prominent celebrities in the Nigeria entertainment sector has been pouring in messages to celebrate one of Nigeria’s intellectual warrior behind the revolution of revenue and the taxation sector in Nigeria, Dr. Fowler Babatunde as he turns 62 today.

Babatunde who was the former executive chairman of the Lagos State Board of Internal Revenue and presently the brain behind the gainful explosion in the FIRS is recognised across the globe for his modern innovations in the sector. He was born on August 12, 1956 to the family of Professor (Dr) and (Chief) Mrs. W.V. Fowler both of Lagos State.

However, in a statement signed by Mr. Olufunsho Alexander Ajagbonna popularly known as king Fajag on behalf of the entertainers mostly based in Abuja, he praised and hailed Dr. Fowler on this remarkable day of his life.

Mr. Olufunsho Ajagbonna who is the Founder and President of Face of Democracy Nigeria and CEO Democracy Heroes Awards while congratulating Mr. Fowler also stated that the revenue Icon is the biggest achievement which the sector will ever have.

“Dr. Babatunde Fowler is heavily celebrated today for his impacts and contributions, especially in the area of raising awareness on tax education in Nigeria. His achievements did put the FIRS in the records as one of the most proactive agencies under the Buhari led administration.

“As a charismatic and creative administrator in the taxation industry, he was able to identify innovative channels which yielded gainful achievements for the service, as he utilised the boom in the entertainment industry to raise a massive awareness campaign on tax education and payments for Nigerians.

“We all in the entertainment industry that has one way or the other benefited from his wealth of experience celebrates him today and wish him many more fruitful year with selfless and innovative services to humanity,” concludes Ajagbonna.

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