President Bola Tinubu on Thursday has made new appointment.
The president appoints Zacch Adedeji Adelabu, his special adviser on revenue as acting chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale.
Adedeji, who, at 33, was former governor Abiola’s finance commissioner, was asked to fill the void created by the retirement leave of the outgoing chairman of the commission, Mohammed Nami whose tenure ends in December 2023.
The statement reads: “President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Hon. Zacch Adedeji is the new Acting Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
The President has directed the erstwhile FIRS Chairman, Mr. Muhammad Nami, 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.
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 (4) years in the first instance.
Hon. Zacch Adedeji is a first-class graduate in accounting from the Obafemi Awolowo University. 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).”
By these directives of the president, the new appointment takes immediate effect.
The new appointee was the 5th substantive Executive Secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC).
The certified accountant who hails from the Iwo-Ate area of Ogo-Oluwa local government of Oyo state, recently bagged his doctorate degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
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