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Saraki has no intention to stop Fowler as FIRS boss
Saraki not interested in stopping Fowler

Saraki has no intention to stop Fowler as FIRS boss

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has no intention or interest to stop the confirmation of Mr. Babatunde Fowler as the Chairman of the Federal Internal Revenue Service (FIRS).

Contrary to reports making the rounds that Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and his loyalists in the Senate are set to stop the appointment of Mr. Babatunde Fowler to spite All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, www.thelightnews.com has learnt that the insinuation is untrue.

A Senator close to the Senate President who wants to remain anonymous revealed that those who are making such an allegation either do not know the Senate President or do not understand the workings of the Legislative House.

He stated that when the request of the President is read on the floor of Senate, the Senate President will refer it to a relevant committee to handle but since committees have not been formed, it is likely that it will be considered by the Committee of the whole in an Executive session or the Senate President will appoint a Committee to study the letter and the appointee and thereafter advice the Senate.

The source revealed that it will not be a one man show and that the Senate President that he has known for years and interacted with, is not a vindictive person and was a man who is a stickler for rules and cherishes putting square pegs in square holes.

“If you consider his antecedents, Senator Bukola Saraki has always elevated competence over party affiliations, and in this case of Fowler, if the man is eminently qualified, I do not see why the Senate President will stop his confirmation.our souce stated.

He continued “The story is pure mischief by some people trying to cause disaffection among leaders of the APC. It is a script designed to paint Saraki in bad light and very unfair”. In fact, those who are spreading this falsehood are not doing Mr. Fowler any favours at all, it may in fact anger some Senators and give him a tough time when he eventually appears”

It will be recalled that since the announcement of Mr. Babatunde Fowler, the long-time Chairman of Lagos State Board of Internal Revenue (LIRS) and a very close ally of Tinubu as FIRS Chairman reports have emerged that because there is a perceived war between Tinubu and Saraki, his confirmation may be a tough nut to crack.

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