President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Zaccheus Adedeji as the new acting Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
A statement by Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, noted that the President also 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.
The presidency noted that the pre-retirement leave would culminate in 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 statement added.