President Bola Tinubu has officially appointed Zacch Adedeji as the acting executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
President Tinubu has instructed Muhammad Nami, the current FIRS chairman, to commence a three-month pre-retirement leave, as stipulated by Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243, effective immediately.
This leave is slated to culminate in Nami’s formal retirement from service on December 8, 2023. Ajuri Ngelale, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, made this announcement in a statement issued on Thursday.
Adedeji’s immediate appointment as FIRS acting chairman
According to Ngelale, Adedeji’s appointment, in accordance with the president’s directives, takes immediate effect.
The statement outlines that “Hon. Zacch Adedeji is hereby appointed in an 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 is a first-class graduate in accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, and he most recently served as the special adviser to the president on revenue.
Before his role as special adviser, Adedeji held the position of commissioner of finance in Oyo State.