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Shake up: FIRS retires directors, appoints new others

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The Board of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Friday in Abuja retired all it’s directors who have served for eight years.
In a statement by the director of Communications and Liaison of FIRS, Abdullahi Ismaila made available to CAPITAL POST on Wednesday, stated that the development would make the service achieve it’s N8. 5 trillion tax target.

Accordingly, the statement noted that the appointment of four Coordinating Directors (CD) and two Group Leads (GL) in acting capacity has been approved.

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Abdullahi explained:

“The FIRS Board took the decision at its Emergency Meeting held on Friday during which it also approved the retirement of some directors.

“The board approved the retirement of all directors who had 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 (HRPP)” of the FIRS statute.

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Those newly appointed Coordinating Directors are:  Dr Asheikh Maidugu who is now in charge of Executive Chairman’s Group, Mr Olufemi Oladeji Oluwaniyi, Tax Operations Group, Mr Innocent Chinyere Ohagwa, General Services Group and Mr Ezra Usman Zubairu, Enforcement Support Group.

Moreso, those appointed as Group Leads are Mrs Faosat Ogunniyi, Compliance Support Group and Ms. Chiaka Okoye, Digital Support Group, saying that their appointment takes immediate effect.

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The Board in a statement thank the retired directors for their valuable contributions to the FIRS and Nigeria while in Public Service.

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