“Hon. Zaccheus Adedeji is hereby appointed in acting capacity for 90 days before his subsequent confirmation as the substantive Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service for a term of four years in the first instance,” read a statement signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Thursday.

The statement is titled ‘President Tinubu appoints new acting executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.’

The President also directed the erstwhile FIRS Chairman, Mr Muhammad Nami, who has served since December 2019, to immediately proceed on three months of pre-retirement leave, as provisioned by Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243, leading to his eventual retirement from service on December 8, 2023.

Adedeji is a first-class graduate in accounting from the Obafemi Awolowo University.

He most recently served as the Special Adviser to the President on Revenue, following his service terms as the Oyo State Commissioner of Finance and as the Executive Secretary/CEO of the National Sugar Development Council.

By these directives of the President, “the new appointment takes immediate effect,” the statement affirmed.