Babatunde Fowler Gets UN Appointment
Another Nigerian has earned international recognition for his diligence and professionalism.
Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS boss, Babatunde Fowler’s career just received another boost.
Fowler has been named by the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guteress, as a member of the International Experts Committee on Tax Matters.
The committee has 25 members worldwide.
Fowler’s appointment was conveyed by the Minister Plenipotentiary of Nigeria Permanent Mission, New York, Bolaji Akinremi, in a mail to the FIRS.
“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, accept 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,” Akinremi’s said in an email.