President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday forwarded the names of the newly appointed executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mamman Nami, and those of the board members to the National Assembly for confirmation.
The Office of the Senate President confirmed, through a statement, the receipt of the president’s request letter dated December 9, 2019, which was read on the floor by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.
The letter reads in part: “Pursuant to Section 3(2) of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (Establishment) Act, 2007, I am pleased to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the underlisted names of nominees as the Chairman and Members of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.”
According to the Senate, those appointed and whose names were forwarded for confirmation by President Buhari alongside the Muhammad Nami (North Central) are 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.
Other representatives of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) on the board are Ladidi Bara’atu Mohammed, Office of Attorney-General of the Federation; Godwin Emefiele, Central Bank of Nigeria; Fatima Hayatu, Ministry of Finance; Maagbe Adaa, Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission; Umar Ajiya, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation; DCG Isah, Nigeria Customs Service, and Registrar General, Corporate Affairs Commission.
In a related development, the Senate also confirmed the receipt of another request from President Buhari seeking the confirmation of a newly appointed chairman for the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
The letter dated December 9, 2019, reads: “In accordance with Section 10(1) of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Act, 2010, I hereby present Mr. Edward Lametek Adamu for confirmation as Chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria by the Distinguished Senate.
“While hoping that this request will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the Senate, please accept, Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration”, it added.