Nigerian Senate approves Muhammad Nami as new FIRS chairman
The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the appointment of Muhammad Mamman Nami as the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS.
Senate President Dr. Ahmed Lawan hit his gavel at about 2:51 pm today, signalling the confirmation of Nami’s appointment by the Senate. President Mohammadu Buhari sent Nami’s name to the Senate as FIRS Executive Chairman last week.
Senator Olamilekan Solomon Adeola (Lagos West), Chairman of the Finance Committee, laid the report of the Senate Finance committee before the Senate. The Senate President promised that the Senate will give FIRS all the support it needs to attain its mandate at this time when the nation needs more revenue.
“We will keep the Service on its toes. The Chairman and members should note that a lot of work needs to be done. We will work you and hold quarterly meetings with you January to December towards the realisation of your mandate.
Adeola said when Nami and Board members appeared before the committee they were asked questions about their work experience, academic qualifications and overall knowledge of the FIRS “The nominees responded intelligently to the questions put to them by the Committee members with adequate knowledge of revenue generation and taxation in line with global best practice. They showed enthusiasm and willingness to contribute their quota to the nation’s development.