The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has announced the retirement of directors that have held office for eight years and the appointment of new directors.
The announcements were made on Wednesday in Abuja by the agency’s spokesperson, Abdullahi Ahmad.
The FIRS said the appointment was part of ongoing internal reforms to reposition the service towards achieving its N8.5 trillion tax target.
The new directors, including four Coordinating Directors, CD, and two Group Leads, GL, in acting capacities, were confirmed by the FIRS Board at its Emergency Meeting held on Friday, March 20.
During the meeting, the board also approved the retirement of all directors who have served for eight years and above as directors in the Service.
An official, who spoke in line with the FIRS statute, said: “The retirement of the officials was in line with para 10.1(a) (iii) of Human Resources Policy and Programmes (HRPP).”
According to a memorandum from the Office of the Executive Chairman, FIRS, Muhammad Nami, the newly appointed Coordinating Directors, include Asheikh Maidugu who is now CD/Executive Chairman’s Group and Olufemi Oluwaniyi, CD/Tax Operations Group.
Others include Innocent Ohagwa, CD/General Services Group, and Ezra Zubairu, CD/Enforcement Support Group.
The Group Leads, GL, are Faosat Oguniyi, Compliance Support Group; and Chiaka Okoye, Digital Support Group.
The new appointments, following findings, take immediate effect and will subsist for six months.
The board, while congratulating the new appointees, enjoined them and the entire FIRS workforce “to continue to work hard and support Management towards meeting and surpassing our revenue targets.”
The board also thanked the retired directors for their contributions to the FIRS and Nigeria, while in public service, and wished them well in their future endeavours.
Created in 1943, the agency is responsible for assessing, collecting and accounting for tax and other revenues accruing to the Federal Government of Nigeria.