President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Zaccheus Adedeji, as the new Acting Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.
This announcement coincides with the impending commencement of terminal leave for the former chairman, Muhammed Nami.
A statement signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Thursday, read, “Hon. Zaccheus Adedeji is hereby appointed in acting capacity for 90 days before his subsequent confirmation as the substantive Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service for a term of four years in the first instance.”
The President has instructed the former FIRS Chairman, Mr Muhammad Nami, who had been in office since December 2019, to promptly begin a three-month pre-retirement leave, as stipulated by Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243. This leave will ultimately result in his retirement from service on December 8, 2023.
He said Adedeji is 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.
Adedeji, previously serving as the Special Adviser to the President on Internal Revenue, has now assumed the role of acting chairman at FIRS.