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Babatunde Fowler elected as Vice-Chairperson for United Nations Tax Committee

The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Tunde Fowler has been elected as the new Vice-Chairperson for United Nations Economic and Social Council’s Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (ECOSOC).

Earlier this month, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guteress, named Fowler as one of the 25 members of the Committee.

His appointment was conveyed by Minister Plenipotentiary of Nigeria Permanent Mission in New York, Bolaji Akinremi, in an e-mail to the FIRS.

Akinremi, in the e-mail, said:

“I have great joy to inform you that the UN Secretary-General, Guteress, has appointed 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 secretary-general 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 UN secretary-general through the Nigeria Permanent Mission New York. Please, express the heartfelt congratulations of the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, to Mr. Williams Babatunde Fowler on his appointment and a warm wish for a successful tenure.”

Earlier todayLeila Fowler also shared the news of her father’s new position on her Instagram, with the caption:

The votes are in, congratulations daddy ❤️

 

 

 

 

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