Senate confirms Muhammad Nami as FIRS chairman

Senate confirms Muhammad Nami as FIRS chairman

- The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Muhammad Mamman Nami as the executive chairman of FIRS

- Nami replaced Babatunde Fowler whose tenure as the chairman of the revenue agency expired recently

- The Senate also confirmed the nomination of other members of the FIRS board

Muhammad Mamman Nami has officially replaced Babatunde Fowler as the executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

This was following the confirmation of his nomination by the Senate on Wednesday, December 18.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had on Monday, December 9, nominated Nami to replace Fowler and sent his name to the Senate for confirmation.

Senate confirms Muhammad Nami as FIRS chairman

Muhammad M. Nami (left) receives a handshake from President Buhari (right). Credit: BBC Pidgin
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The Senate also confirmed the nomination of other members of the FIRS board.

They include James Yakwen Ayuba, Ado Danjuma, Adam Baba Mohammed, Ikeme Osakwe, Adewale Ogunyomade and Ehile Adetola Aibangbee.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the immediate past chairman of the FIRS, Fowler, had wanted a reappointment for the second term and wrote the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha to that effect.

A copy of the letter written by Fowler to the SGF was dated December 9 and titled: Re: Notification of expiration of tenure as executive chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service.

Fowler said his reappointment would have helped in the consolidation of previous achievements in the tax sector.

But his moves for reappointment weren’t successful as he had been replaced by Nami.

The former FIRS boss had since handed over to the most senior officer in the agency, saying he was grateful for being given the opportunity to serve.

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