Senate confirms Boards of FIRS, AMCON

The Senate, on Wednesday, confirmed the appointment of Alhaji Muhammad Nami as Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) along with 13 other members of the Board.

The confirmation was sequel to the report of the Senate Committee on Finance led by Senator Solomon Adeola which was submitted yesterday.

Findings revealed that before yesterday confirmation, the FIRS was without a substantive board for seven years.

The immediate executive chairman of the agency, Tunde Fowler administered the revenue-generating agency without a substantive board.

President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, formally requested for the confirmation of Nami and 13 other members of the Board.

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Other members of the FIRS board included James Yakwen Ayuba (North Central), Ado Danjuma (North West), Adam Baba Mohammed (North East), Ikeme Osakwe (South East), Adewale Ogunyomade (South West), and Ehile Adetola Aibangbee (South-South).

Representatives of relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAS) of the Federal Government in the board are Ladidi Bara’atu Mohammed (Attorney General of the Federation Office), Godwin Emefiele (Central Bank of Nigeria), Fatima Hayatu (Ministry of Finance), Maagbe Adaa (Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission), Umar Ajiya (Nigerian National Petroleum Commission), DCG T. M. Isah (Nigeria Customs Service) and the Registrar General of the Corporate Affairs Commission.

In the same vein, following the submission of the report by Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other financial institutions led by Senator Uba Sani, the appointment of Mr Edward Adamu was also confirmed as the new Chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

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