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Tinubu appoints Zaccheus Adedeji FIRS acting chairman

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Hon Zaccheus Adedeji, as the new Acting Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.

According to a statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Thursday, “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 statement titled ‘President Tinubu appoints new acting executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service,’ added that the President also directed the incumbent FIRS Chairman, Mr Muhammad Nami, who has served since December 2019, to immediately proceed on three months of pre-retirement leave, as provisioned by Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243, leading to his eventual retirement from service on December 8, 2023.

Adedeji is a first-class graduate in accounting from the Obafemi Awolowo University.

The newly appointed FIRS acting chairman recently served as the Special Adviser to the President on Revenue, following his service terms as the Oyo State Commissioner for Finance and as the Executive Secretary/CEO of the National Sugar Development Council.

By these directives of the President, “the new appointment takes immediate effect,” the statement added.

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