Senate confirms Adedeji as FIRS Chairman

Zachaeus Adedeji

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of Zacch Adedeji as Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS.

The confirmation took place at the Senate plenary, presided by Senate President, Godswill Obot Akpabio after his nomination by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

During his screening, Senator Adams Oshiomhole, a former governor explained that President Tinubu has honoured his word that there would be a place for the younger generation in his administration, saying that the nomination of Adedeji was one of such promises.

Senator Sunday Katung, representing Kaduna South Senatorial District in his contribution, urged the lawmakers to allow the young man to “take a bow and go”, recalling that his presentation at the lawmaker’s retreat at Ikot Ekpene was brilliant.

Katung said: “Mr Senate President, Distinguished Colleagues, this young man presented a paper at our retreat in which all of us were present and he did it brilliantly. His nomination by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as Chairman of FIRS was rightly done and I wish to seek your indulgence for him to take a bow and go.”

After explaining ways to generate revenue for the nation in response to questions by the lawmakers, the Chamber was dissolved into the Committee of Whole and he was confirmed by the Red Chamber.

Before his appointment by President Tinubu on 14 September, Zacch Adelabu Adedeji served as Executive Secretary of the National Sugar Development Council.