Eminent Nigerians lead by the President and Chairman of Dangote Group of Companies, Aliko Dangote, Professor Muhammad Mainoma
former Vice Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Victor Onyenkpa the Chief Operating Officer of KPMG, the International Centre for Tax
Research and Development (ICTRD) are among dignitaries from various part of the country who sent in their goodwill and congratulatory messages to Dr. (Mrs.) Titilayo Fowokan, the new chairperson, Lagos Chapter of Society of Women in Taxation (SWIT).
Fowokan, who is the Group Head/Strategic Tax Compliance, Dangote Industries Limited and International is the third chairperson for Lagos chapter.
Dangote in his goodwill message said her elevation to the post is a milestone attainment and a reaffirmation of the profound confidence reposed in her by SWIT.
He also described it as an acknowledgement of her many years of remarkable service and immense leadership role played in the industry.
While Onyenkpa said that her appointment is a recognition of her hard work, professional outstanding service and excellent contributions over the years. He wishes her the best as she demonstrate abilities in this role. Fowokan tax experiences span over 26 years, with over 11 years working experience with Price Water house now ( PWC ). She had over 3 years at Akintola Williams Deloitte and 6 years at Oando PLC and has spent more than 3 years at Dangote Group which is her current place of work.
She has recorded extra ordinary millage via the training and retraining of staff and also in encouraging and recruiting more women to chose tax as a profession, most especially young graduates and university students.
Her greatest achievement is the inclusion of many young women, thereby demystifying the barrier that makes the profession as a male dominated profession.
Others who sent in their congratulatory messages include Engr. Adedeji Fowokan, director of FTE Professional services limited, Akinbiyi Abudu, Tax Leader, EY West Africa, Chief Mark Dike, Managing Partner, Patmos Professional and Albert Folorunsho, Managing Consultant at Pedabo and many others.