President Bola Tinubu has granted his approval for the appointment of Zaccheus Adedeji as the new Acting Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
This development coincides with the forthcoming initiation of the terminal leave for the outgoing chairman, Muhammed Nami.
A statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Thursday, stated, “Hon. Zaccheus Adedeji is hereby appointed in an acting capacity for a period of 90 days, after which he will be confirmed as the substantive Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service for an initial term of four years.”
In line with Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243, the President has directed Mr. Muhammad Nami, the former FIRS Chairman who has held the position since December 2019, to commence a three-month pre-retirement leave. This leave will culminate in his official retirement from service on December 8, 2023.
Adedeji, previously serving as the Special Adviser to the President on Internal Revenue, has now taken on the role of acting chairman at FIRS.
He is a first-class accounting graduate from Obafemi Awolowo University, renowned for his extensive expertise in corporate taxation and public finance management.
With a professional background spanning over 15 years, Adedeji brings a wealth of experience in corporate accounting, public service administration, and advisory services for both corporate multinationals and government entities. In the past, he served as Commissioner for Finance in Oyo State, where he established a Medium-Term Financial (MTF) strategy, providing a comprehensive framework for financial and budgetary management in the state, involving a dedicated team of fewer than 50 personnel.