President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Hon. Zacch Adedeji as the new Acting Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
According to a statement by presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, on Thursday, the President has directed the erstwhile FIRS Chairman, Muhammad Nami, to proceed on three-month pre-retirement leave, as provisioned by Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243, with immediate effect, leading to his eventual 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.
“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,” Ngelale said.
Efforts to speak to the ousted officer failed, but his admirers were pointing to ethnic cleansing as the brain behind the recent removals and replacements which they also agreed that it was started first in Nigeria by former President Muhammadu Buhari after all.