President Bola Tinubu has appointed Zacch Adedeji as the new Acting Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), a spokesperson for the president has said.
Ajuri Ngelale in a statement on Thursday said the President has directed the erstwhile FIRS Chairman, Muhammad Nami, to proceed on 3 months of pre-retirement leave with immediate effect.
This, he said, should be followed by a compulsory retirement from service on December 8, 2023.
He said the action is in accordance with the provisioned by Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243,
“Mr 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,” the statement said.
“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.