The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Mohammed Nami, on Wednesday approved the retirement of all directors that have served up to eight years.
The Director, Communications and Liaison Department of the FIRS, Abdullahi Ahmad, said the decision followed a resolution reached during its Emergency Meeting held on Friday.
According to Mr Ahmad, the move is part of ongoing-internal reforms to reposition the Service towards achieving its N8.5tn tax target.
He also noted that the agency had approved the appointment of four Coordinating Directors and two Group Leads in an acting capacity.
He said, “The FIRS Board took this decision at its emergency meeting No. 2. held on Friday, March 20, 2020.
“It approved the retirement of all directors who have served for eight years and above as directors in the Service, in line with Para 10.1(a)(iii) of Human Resources Policy and Programmes of the FIRS statute.”
According to him, the newly appointed Coordinating Directors are Dr Asheikh Maidugu who is now in charge of Executive Chairman’s Group; Olufemi Oladeji Oluwaniyi, Tax Operations Group; Innocent Chinyere Ohagwa, General Services Group; and Ezra Usman Zubairu, Enforcement Support Group.
Those appointed as Group Leads are Faosat Ogunniyi, Compliance Support Group and Chiaka Okoye, Digital Support Group.
Mr Ismaila said the appointments took immediate effect and would subsist for six months.
He added that the Board and Management congratulated the new appointees and enjoined them and other workforce of the service to continue to work hard and support Management towards meeting and surpassing the revenue targets.
The director noted that the Board and Management also thanked the retired directors for their inestimable contributions to the FIRS and Nigeria while in Public Service, and wished them well in their future endeavours.