Buhari seeks Senate confirmation for new FIRS boss Nami

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Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm newly-appointed Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) chairman Muhammad Nami.

Buhari, in a letter dated December 9, also sought the approval of the red chamber for the appointments of 13 others as members of the FIRS board.

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Members of the board are James Ayuba (North Central); Ado Danjuma (North West), Adam Mohammed (North East), Ikeme Osakwe (South East), Adewale Ogunyomade (South West), Ehile Aibangbee (South South).

Also, members of the board appointed from the ministries agencies and departments of the federal government are Ladidi Mohammed from the office of Nigeria’s attorney general and Central Bank of Nigeria governor Godwin Emefiele.

Others are Fatima Hayatu (Ministry of Finance); Maagbe Adaa (Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission); and Umar Ajiya (Nigerian National Petroleum Commission), DCG T. M. Isah (Nigeria Customs Service) and the Registrar General of the Corporate Affairs Commission.

Buhari asked President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan to ensure speedy consideration of his request.

The president on Monday appointed Nami after former FIRS chairman Babatunde Fowler’s tenure ended.

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