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Buhari appoints Nami as new FIRS chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Muhammad M. Nami to replace Tunde Fowler as the new chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a tweet via his official Twitter handle on Monday, December 9.
Fowler’s tenure as the chairman of the foremost revenue collection agency has expired.
The newly appointed chairman is a professional tax consultant who graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Nami, who is a well-trained tax, accounting and management professional has a robust experience in auditing, tax management and advisory and management services.
President Buhari also approved the composition of a new FIRS board which will be effective after confirmation by the Senate.
“The board is composed of a member representing each of the six geographical zones and statutory representatives from a select number of ministries and government agencies,” the statement added.
Recall that a Federal High Court sitting in Kano state had earlier summoned the outgoing chairman of FIRS, Fowler, over alleged tenure elongation.
The court asked Fowler to show cause why he should not be sacked for allegedly overstaying his tenure which reportedly expired on Sunday, August 18.
In a related development, the appointment of nine new nine permanent secretaries has gotten the nod of President Buhari.
A statement issued on behalf of Folasade Yemi-Esan, the acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation, on Wednesday, December 4, revealed this.
Yemi-Esan said the new appointees will soon be sworn in and portfolios will be assigned to them.

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