FCT-IRS Requests Achimugu’s Tax Returns Following Lavish Birthday Celebration
The FCT-Internal Revenue Service has directed Abuja-based socialite, Aisha Achimugu, to furnish the agency with details of her annual tax returns. This request follows Achimugu’s extravagant 50th birthday celebration on the Caribbean island of Grenada.
Tax Obligations Amidst Celebration
In a now-deleted post on its official X platform, the FCT-IRS extended birthday wishes to Achimugu while reminding her of her tax obligations. The move comes amidst reports of Achimugu’s opulent birthday festivities, raising questions about her financial transparency.
Lavish Birthday Bash Raises Eyebrows
Achimugu’s birthday celebration garnered widespread attention for its lavishness and extravagance. Reports indicate that the event, held on Calivigny Island, involved high-profile guests and exorbitant expenses, including the rental of the private island for seven days.
Government Response and Clarifications
In response to speculations surrounding his attendance at the event, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State clarified that his visit to Grenada was not solely for the birthday celebration. The Lagos State Government released photos of Sanwo-Olu engaging in diplomatic discussions with Grenadian Prime Minister Dickon Michelle, emphasizing the official nature of his trip.
Achimugu’s Response and Unapologetic Stance
Amidst media scrutiny, Achimugu issued a statement asserting her right to celebrate as she pleased. Describing herself as the “most popular person in the world,” Achimugu expressed gratitude to her supporters while dismissing criticisms of her extravagant birthday bash.
Conclusion: Tax Compliance and Public Scrutiny
As Achimugu faces scrutiny over her birthday celebration, the demand for her tax returns underscores the importance of financial accountability. While celebrations are a personal choice, individuals must fulfill their tax obligations transparently, especially when their actions attract public attention.