Pan-African oversight committee appoints Fowler board member
Former Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler has been appointed to the eight-member board of pan-African oversight committee, an arm of the pan-African parliament of the African Union (AU).
The appointment was contained in a letter signed by Amb. Adriaan Fondse, dated July 27, 2021. The letter stated Fowler would have duties contained in the committee with full fiduciary powers in line with in-country legislation and common law, and according to internationally accepted accounting practice.
The committee is chaired by Adriaan Fondse of South Africa. Other members are Amb. Henry McCarter, General Fanissa Shezi, William Fink, all of South Africa; Mike Afflu of Ghana, Fowler of Nigeria and Lennox Sola of Botswana.
Fowler was Chairman of the FIRS between 2016 and 2019, a position he occupied after heading the Lagos State Inland Revenue Service (LIRS). He was Chairperson, African Tax Administrators Forum (ATAF) and had just concluded a UN assignment.
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