President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Revenue, Zacch Adedeji, was yesterday named as the acting Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
His appointment was announced by Presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale.
Adedeji replaces Muhammad Nami, who has been sent on a three-month terminal leave.
The statement said that Nami has been directed to proceed on three months pre-retirement leave as stipulated by the Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243, with immediate effect, leading to his eventual retirement from service on December 8.
The statement reads: “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.”