Babatunde Fowler, former chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), has been appointed to the eight-member board of Pan-African Oversight Committee, an arm of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) of the African Union (AU).
His appointment was contained in a letter dated July 27 and signed by Adriaan Fondse, an ambassador.
In the letter, Fondse said Fowler will have duties contained in the signed Pan-African Oversight 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 Fondse of South Africa.
Members are Henry McCarter, Fanissa Shezi, William Fink (all three from South Africa).
Other committee members include 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).
The PAP is the legislative body of the AU. Founded in 2004, it was established to ensure the full participation of African people in the economic development and integration of the continent.