President Bola Tinubu has relieved Muhammad Nami of his duties as the executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), and has appointed Zacchaeus Adedeji in acting capacity.
Tinubu directed Nami to proceed on three months of 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.
“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,” Ajuri Ngelale, special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity said in a statement.
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 said.