BREAKING: Tinubu Sacks Nami, Appoints Adedeji as FIRS Boss

Sep 14, 2023 | Uncategorized

  • President Bola Tinubu has terminated the appointment of Muhammad Nami as the chairman of the FIRS
  • The president subsequently approved the appointment of his special adviser on revenue, Zacchaeus Adedeji, as the acting chairman of the tax commission
  • Nami was the second appointee of former President Muhammadu Buhari that President Tinubu would sacked in the first half of September

FCT, AbujaPresident Bola Tinubu has sacked Muhammad Nami, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) chairman appointed by the immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari.

The president subsequently appointed Zacchaeus Adedeji, his special adviser on revenue, as the acting chairman of the tax agency, a tweet by the presidency revealed.

President Bola Tinubu/Muhammadu Buhari/Zacch Adedeji/Mohammed Nami/Lauretta Onochie
President Tinubu appoints Zacch Adedeji as acting FIRS Boss
Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Twitter

Profile of Zacch Adedeji, new acting FIRS chairman

Adedeji was a former commissioner of finance under the late governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, a position he held at the age of 33.

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Nami, whose tenure was expected to end in December 2023, has been asked to embark on a retirement leave, while Adedeji will act as the commission’s acting chairman.

Adedeji is a certified accountant from the Iwo-Ate area of Ogo-Oluwa local government in Oyo State. He recently bagged his doctorate from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in Osun state.

How many Buhari’s appointee Tinubu has sacked?

Nami was the latest appointee of former President Buhari that Tinubu would sack in less than four months after he resumed office.

Last week, President Tinubu sacked Lauretta Onochie, the immediate past chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and dissolved the governing board of the commissions.

While the sacking of Onochie and Nami was the latest in October, President Tinubu has sacked some big appointees of his predecessor, including the service chiefs.

President Tinubu also sacked the National Security adviser, the Inspection General of Police and Customs boss appointed by Buhari.

See the tweet here:

Farmer-Herder clashes: President Tinubu meets Ganduje, security chiefs earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu is currently meeting with a delegation led by the national chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Ganduje

The meeting, which was going on at the presidential villa, had in attendance the security chiefs of the country

While there was yet a statement about the details of the meeting, a source privy to the development disclosed that the delegation was expected to present a document on resolving the farmer-herder clashes in the country


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