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Tinubu Removes Nami as FIRS Boss, Appoints Adedeji as Replacement


President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Zacch Adedeji as the new acting executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

The President has directed Mr. Muhammad Nami, former FIRS chairman, to proceed on 3 months of pre-retirement leave, as provisioned by Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243, with immediate effect, leading to his eventual retirement from service on December 8, 2023.

This was announced in a press statement released by Ajuri Ngelale, special adviser to the President, (Media & Publicity), on Thursday.

“Zacch Adedeji is therefore appointed as acting Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service for a period of 90 days prior to his future confirmation as substantive Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service for a tenure of four years in the first instance.

“Hon. Zacch Adedeji is a first-class accounting graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University.

“He most recently served as the President’s Special Adviser on Revenue, after previously serving as the Oyo State Commissioner of Finance and as the Executive Secretary / CEO of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC). The new appointment takes effect immediately under the President’s directions.”

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