The Federal Inland Revenue Service on Monday has denied providing N90bn to finance the election campaign of the All Progressives Congress during the last presidential election.
The service’s director of communications, Wahab Gbadamosi was reacting to the allegatons of the by a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Timi Frank, that it supported the APC, through Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, with N90bn.
Gbadamosi said in the last four years, the operations at the FIRS, the agency had not received up to N90bn per annum as cost of collection from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee.
The service said it was from the remittances from FAAC which had never grossed up to N100bn per annum that it paid salaries and emoluments and trained its over 8,000 members of staff, and managed over 150 offices.
The statement reads in part, “The FIRS operates on behalf of Nigerians. Taxpayers’ money, including the operational funds of the service, is sacred and we exercise extra care and diligence in expenditures, even after such funds must have been appropriated by the National Assembly.”
The FIRS has however asked members of the public to ignore the claims of the former national publicity secretary of the APC as he was only seeking cheap popularity.