President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Hon. Zacch Adedeji as the new Acting Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President, (Media & Publicity), disclosed this development in a statement on Thursday.

The President has directed the erstwhile FIRS Chairman, Mr. Muhammad Nami, to proceed on three 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.

Hon. Zacch Adedeji is hereby 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 years in the first instance.

He most recently served the nation as the Special Adviser to the President on Revenue, following meritorious service terms as the Oyo State Commissioner of Finance and as the Executive Secretary/CEO of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC).

Adedeji is a first class graduate in accounting from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State.

He also holds an MSc degree in accounting from the same  OAU.

The new FIRS chairman also holds a PhD public sector finance, OAU.

He is a fellow, ICAN, CITN, alumnus, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, ex-manager, Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) and ex-commissioner for finance, Oyo State.

He is also former Executive Secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC).

The new appointment takes immediate effect.

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