‘They Are Fighting To Extort Nigerians’ – Reactions As NIPOST And FIRS Engage In Twitter War Over Stamp Duties

The infightings among federal government agencies appear to be the order of the day in the present administration as the Nigerian Postal Service and the Federal Inland Revenue Service took their ‘war’ to social media.

'They Are Fighting To Extort Nigerians' - Reactions As NIPOST And FIRS Engage In Twitter War Over Stamp Duties
‘They Are Fighting To Extort Nigerians’ – Reactions As NIPOST And FIRS Engage In Twitter War

The twitter fight between the two agencies started on Sunday night after the Chairman of NIPOST, Maimuna Abubakar, called out FIRS for taking over its duties in selling stamp duties.

She further called on Nigerians to save the agency from the FIRS for attempting to ‘steal its mandate’.

β€œNIPOST are the sole custodians of national stamps, another agency printing and selling stamps is against the law of the land #justicefornipost, Abubakar said in a tweet.

Responding to the NIPOST boss, the FIRS tackled her in a series of tweet titled “THAT VEXED NIPOST TWEET BY MRS. MAIMUNA ABUBAKAR”.

In the tweets signed by the FIRS Director Communication and Liaison Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad, the FIRS tagged the NIPOST boos as an “indecorous privileged” young lady who “doesn’t understand the difference between stamp duty and postage stamp”.

The open conflict between the two agencies has spurred reactions from Nigerians on social media with many condemning the agencies for such exchange.

NIPOST boss tweet:

FIRS Response:

Nigerians Reactions:

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