…..as FCT Internal Revenue Office demands her taxes Obligations
Abuja based socialite, Aisha Achimugu who spent over N1 billion to rent space for lavish 50th birthday celebration lands in trouble.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Internal Revenue Service on Saturday, January 27, reminded an Abuja-based socialite, Aisha Achimugu, to fulfill her tax obligations.
The tax demand was posted by the FCT-IRS on its X handle as it wished the socialite a happy 50th birthday.
Achimugu lavishly celebrated her 50th birthday, setting the Caribbean state of Grenada agog in a seven-day shindig.
She is the Founder and Managing Director of Abuja-based Felak Concept Group.
She turned 50 on January 22.
The tax agency said in the tweet on its X handle said: “The FCT-Internal Revenue Service extends our warmest birthday wishes to you! May this special day be filled with joy and blessing.
“Remember to fulfill your tax obligations by filing your annual tax returns.”
A dedicated website for the seven-day birthday party included information regarding visa arrangements, available chauffeurs, travel schedules, and the nearest airport to the event venue.
The festivities began on January 16 with the arrival of guests.
The following day, the event started with a welcome breakfast, exploring the resort, and mingling.
On Day Four, attendees wore vibrant African attire for special performances, including drum dances.
A bonfire provided a cozy backdrop as guests gathered for an evening of warmth and music.
Day Five showcased performances by a local band, various cocktails, and a retro disco party.
On the sixth day, guests embarked on an island excursion.
On January 23, the seventh and final day began with an all-white breakfast culminating in a luxurious dinner, themed: “Glitz and Glam,” before guests bade farewell to Grenada.
Many socialites and prominent Nigerians reportedly graced the birthday bash.
Those who graced the birthday bash were said to have flown from Nigeria to Grenada in hired private jets.
Some of them described the birthday bash as one of the most lavish parties they had ever attended or heard of.
The celebrant hired Calivigny Island for a week and booked rooms for her guests at Silversand, Grenada.
Achimugu was reported to have changed clothes at the party at least 30 times, with each dress reportedly costing thousands of dollars.
These were in addition to the high-end clothes she wore for a photo shoot with a celebrity photographer before the event.
Throughout the evenings, she wore costly diamond jewellery, and designer shoes, and carried Hermes crocodile leather handbags, each estimated to cost between $50,000 and $80,000.
One of the many gatherings occurred aboard the Silver Angel, a yacht sailing on the Caribbean Sea under the flag of the United Kingdom.
According to reports, Achimugu spent nearly $1 million (more than N1 billion) to rent the island for the entire week.
Quite some local and international A-list musicians and entertainers flew in to perform at the various events.
Artists who performed included the American saxophonist and composer, Kenny G; Nigeria’s Waje, Flavour, Adekunle Gold, Asake; and Mr Killa, a Grenadian musician.
The event was filled with lots of activities from swimming to extravagant meals, bonfires, kayaking, and treasure hunting.
The Nigerian version of the birthday bash continued on Friday at Transcorp Hotel, Abuja, and another one on Saturday at an undisclosed location.
Achimugu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Jos in Plateau State.
She also holds an honorary degree from The Commonwealth University, Belize, also in the Caribbean.
She married Engineer Sulaiman Achimugu, a former Managing Director of the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, a subsidiary of the then Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.