President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Zaccheus Adedeji, as the new Acting Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.
This announcement coincides with the impending commencement of terminal leave for the former chairman, Muhammed Nami.
A statement signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Thursday, read, “Hon. Zaccheus Adedeji is hereby appointed in acting capacity for 90 days before his subsequent confirmation as the substantive Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service for a term of four years in the first instance.”
The President has instructed the former FIRS Chairman, Mr Muhammad Nami, who had been in office since December 2019, to promptly begin a three-month pre-retirement leave, as stipulated by Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243. This leave will ultimately result in his retirement from service on December 8, 2023.
He said Adedeji is appointed in 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.
Adedeji, previously serving as the Special Adviser to the President on Internal Revenue, has now assumed the role of acting chairman at FIRS.
He is a first-class graduate in accounting from the Obafemi Awolowo University and highly skilled accountant with deep expertise in corporate taxation and the advancement of public finance.
With over 15 years of professional background, he brings a wealth of experience in corporate accounting, public service administration, and advisory services to corporate multinationals, state governments, and the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Adedeji, who once served as Commissioner for Finance in Oyo State, established a Medium-Term Financial (MTF) strategy, involving a team of fewer than 50 personnel, to form the overarching framework for financial and budgetary management in the state.