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New FIRS chief, Adedeji resumes work, gets handover notes from Nami

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By Temi Olowu

The newly appointed chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Zacch Adedeji resumed at the head office of the country’s tax agency on Monday.

At a brief ceremony, the outgoing chairman of the service, Muhammad Nami handed over to Adedeji, who later met with the senior management team of the agency.

Present at the handover ceremony were members of the FIRS Management Team, friends and well-wishers of the Acting Executive Chairman.

Last Thursday, President Bola Tinubu approved the appointment of Zacch Adedeji as the Acting Executive Chairman of the FIRS, signaling a significant change in the leadership of the tax collection agency.

The president also directed Nami to take three months of pre-retirement leave, in accordance with Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243, effective immediately.

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Nami’s tenure is set to culminate in his retirement from service on December 8, 2023.

A statement by presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale noted that; “Zacch Adedeji is hereby appointed in an acting capacity for a 90-day period before his subsequent confirmation as the substantive Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service for a term of four (4) years in the first instance.”

Zacch Adedeji boasts an impressive educational background, having graduated with first-class honors in accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University. His most recent role was serving the nation as the Special Adviser to the President on Revenue.

Before stepping into this advisory role, Adedeji held the position of Commissioner of Finance in Oyo State.

Additionally, he served as the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC).

Adedeji’s appointment signifies a pivotal change in the leadership of the FIRS, and his extensive experience in finance and revenue matters is expected to bring a fresh perspective to tax collection and administration in Nigeria.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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