This was disclosed on Thursday in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.
The statement also revealed that the erstwhile FIRS Chairman, Muhammad Nami, has been directed to proceed on three months of pre-retirement leave.
The directive, Ngelale stated, is in line with the provisions of Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243.
“The President has directed the erstwhile FIRS Chairman, Mr. Muhammad Nami, to proceed on 3 months of pre-retirement leave, as provisioned by Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243, with immediate effect, leading to his eventual retirement from service on December 8, 2023,” the statement read.
“Hon. Zacch Adedeji is hereby appointed in acting capacity for a 90-day period before his subsequent confirmation as the substantive Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service for a term of four years in the first instance.”
According to the statement, the new appointment takes immediate effect.
Until his recent appointment, Adedeji was the special adviser to Tinubu on revenue.
He was a former Commissioner of Finance during the administration of late Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi.
Adedeji, a certified accountant who hails from the Iwo-Ate area of Ogo-Oluwa local government of Oyo state, recently bagged his doctorate degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Adedeji is a first-class graduate in accounting from the Obafemi Awolowo University.