Thursday 14 September 2023

Tinubu appoints Zaccheus Adedeji acting chairman of FIRS.....12 things to know about him

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.

Here are things to know about Adedeji:

1. Mr. Zacch A. Adedeji is from Oyo State and he is the Special Adviser, Revenue to Tinubu.

2. He was commissioner of Finance to the late Governor Abiola Ajimobi at the age of 33.

3. He hails from the Iwo-Ate area of Ogo-Oluwa local government of Oyo state.

4. Adedeji studied accounting and graduated with a first-class from Obafemi Awolowo University.

5. He also has his Master’s degree from Obafemi Awolowo University

6. He recently bagged his doctorate degree in Public Sector Finance from Obafemi Awolowo University.

7. Adedeji is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).

8. He is an Alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

9. He is a former Manager at Procter & Gamble Company (P&G).

10. He is an Ex- Comm. for Finance in Oyo State

11. Adedeji is an ex-executive secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC).

12. He will be taking over from Mohammed Nami whose tenure as FIRS chairman ends in December 2023.

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