The Senate Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Dr. William Babatunde Fowler as Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
This followed the presentation and adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on Finance which screened Fowler.
Chairman of the Finance Committee, Senator John Owna Enoh who presented the report, asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of Fowler.
Senator Gbenga Ashafa informed the Senate that many of them who know the antecedent of Fowler firmly believed that his appointment is in the right direction.
Ashafa said that the fact that Fowler moved the internally generated fund of Lagos State to greater heights remained a shining testimony for him.
The Lagos State lawmaker noted that he had no doubt that Fowler would assist the Federal Government to improve its tax collection system.
Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah moved that the Senate should confirm Fowler especially when all the members of the committee endorsed the report that his appointment should be confirmed.
When Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki put the question for the confirmation Fowler, it was unanimously carried.