FIRS: PDP Accuses APC, Buhari Presidency of Complicity


Press Statement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the revelation of variances
pointing to the siphoning of trillions of naira, taxpayers’ money
collected by the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) further confirms
its stance that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Buhari
Presidency is neck-deep in corruption and looting of our common

This discovery of variances in the remission of taxes vindicates our
concerns about underhand dealings and frittering of monies collected as
taxes in the last four years.

The party notes that Nigerians are not deceived by the desperation by
agents of the Buhari Presidency to cover its complicity by seeking a
fall guy in the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Babatunde Fowler.

The PDP says that a critical study of the leaked correspondence from the
Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, to the FIRS Chairman
at the wake of the revelations of financial discrepancies at FIRS,
totally betrays the complicity of the cabal in the Buhari Presidency.

The correspondence also further confirms that our nation and her economy
have been in the strangulating grips of a corrupt cabal, who has
evidently hijacked the statutory roles and responsibilities of agencies
of government, leading to the crippling of our system in the last four
years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s misrule.

The PDP describes as appalling that the Buhari Presidency has allowed
its cabal a field day to loot our common patrimony, leading to the
crushing economic hardship in the land, which is now worsening, with the
anti-people ban on FOREX for food by the Buhari administration.

The stealing of our taxes by APC agents has brought so much anguish to
Nigerians, who suffer the brunt of collapsed infrastructure, decay of
social amenities and a crippled national economy under President Buhari.

The PDP therefore urges the National Assembly to come to the rescue by
holding a public inquest into the handling of taxes collected by the
FIRS in the last four years, take urgent steps to recover the stolen
funds and channel such to projects that have direct bearing on the
welfare of Nigerians.


Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary



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