You stepped on toes – Interim FIRS boss, Aina tells Fowler

Acting Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Abiodun Aina, on Monday, said Tunde Fowler stepped on toes during his first term as the administrator.

Aina said this at the handover service on Monday after President Muhammadu Buhari assigned Muhammad M. Nami as the new FIRS administrator

Aina, who talked in gleaming terms about Fowler, expressed gratitude toward him for changing FIRS even as he conceded that he stepped on toes during his term.

Aina stated: "Much thanks Mr, Chairman, my chief, my sibling, and my great companion Sir. As you hand over to me I state what am I running? To have battled a decent battle. You laid a strong establishment

"Inside the mediating time frame that I will hold fortification,

I guarantee you to consistent the ship, by the beauty of God. You include done a great deal inside the space of four years. You have changed FIRS. You have modernized it. There has been a ton of advancements and under you, we have accomplished incredible statures.

"At the point when we think in 2015, the area was about N3. 3 trillion. Toward the finish of 2018, with your administration, we had the option to move to N5. 32 Trillion. That was the most noteworthy assortment ever, in the archives FIRS. You carried dynamism to FIRS.

"You presented such a significant number of projects that repositioned FIRS: Tax Amnesty Program actualized VAIDS, expanded the quantity of citizens across the nation to more than 20 million of every a space of four years, started putting lien on the record of citizens to guarantee that each competent corporate citizens pay his/her duty, encouraged cooperation among the states through the Joint Tax Board, started vigorous data sharing among states, propelled the JTB TIN with the goal that states may approach information for charge purposes, extended FIRS' grasp of innovation for charge purposes and some more.

"Be that as it may, similar to you additionally referenced in your discourse, change is generally stood up to. Thus you stepped on toes. That is typical. Administration isn't a prominence challenge. What's more, I'm certain you realize that well overall. Furthermore, that was the reason you were centered around completing the command that was given to you. I can let you know for the benefit of my partners here that we will miss you. You have left an extremely large shoe behind. We will do everything we can to guarantee that we will keep the banner flying.

"Much thanks for what you have accomplished for us."

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