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Senate confirms Adedeji as FIRS chairman

By Benjamin Arida://

Senate, on Tuesday, confirmed President Bola Tinubu’s appointment of Zaccheus Adedeji as the chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS.

The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio announced the confirmation after the senators cleared him through a voice vote at the plenary. 

Adedeji, a former Commissioner fy Finance in Oyo State, was screened at the Senate Committee of the Whole before his confirmation. 

During the screening, the first class student in the Department of Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, promised to review all the existing tax policies and tax waivers, adding that he would also introduce policies that will increase revenue of the country. 

The FIRS chairman claimed that while he was serving as a Commissioner, he helped the state to increase its internally generated revenue without borrowing. 

Adedeji recently served as the Special Adviser to the President on Revenue, following his service terms as the Oyo State Commissioner of Finance and as the Executive Secretary/CEO of the National Sugar Development Council. 

He was appointed as acting chairman of FIRS in September pending confirmation of the Senate. 

His appointment was announced by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Ajuri Ngelale, as a successor to Muhammad Nami, who served from 2019 to 2023.

Nami was directed to immediately proceed on three months of pre-retirement leave, as provisioned by Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243, leading to his eventual retirement from service on December 8, 2023.

Peterideal

A journalist by profession and I have been in active practice for so many years. A graduate of Political Science from University of Abuja. Maried with four children.

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