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President Buhari asks senate to confirm Muhammad Nami as FIRS chairman

Valentine Chinyem

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President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the senate to confirm the appointment of Muhammad Nami as the chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

In a letter read out by the Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.

The president based his request on section 3 subsection 2 of the FIRS act.

“Pursuant to section 3 subsection 2 of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) act 2007, I am pleased to forward for confirmation to the senate the under listed names as chairman and members of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS),” the letter read.

“Muhammed Mamman Nami, executive chairman (north-central). Representatives by geo-political zones James Ayuba, member (north-central); Ado Danjuma, member (north-west); Adam Baba, member (north-east); Ike Osakwe, member (south-east); Adewale Ogunbide, member (south-west); and Adetola Bangbi, member (south-south).”

Other members of the board of the agency are Ladidi Mohammed, accountant-general of the federation (AGF); Godwin Emeifele, governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN); Fatima Hayatu, ministry of finance; Maagba Adaa, Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission; Umar Ajiya, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC); T.M Isah, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS); and registrar-general of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

More so, in a separate letter, the President also enjoined the senate to confirm Namtek Adamu as chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).