President Bola Tinubu has given his nod to the appointment of Zacch Adedeji as the Acting Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), signaling a significant change in the leadership of the tax collection agency.
The move came alongside the directive for the current FIRS Chairman, Muhammad Nami to take three months of pre-retirement leave, in accordance with Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243, effective immediately.
Nami’s tenure is set to culminate in his retirement from service on December 8, 2023.
Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale in a statement noted that Adedeji’s appointment, as per the president’s directives, takes immediate effect.
The statement reads, “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; email@example.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)