JUST IN: Buhari Appoints Muhammad Nami As New FIRS Chairman


President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a renowned tax consultant, Muhammad M. Nami as the new chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

This was disclosed in a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), Garba Shehu Monday afternoon.

Buhari also approved the composition of a new board for FIRS subject to Senate confirmation.

Nami replaces Mr. Babatunde Fowler, whose term of office expired today (Monday).

Fowler is expected to hand over to the most senior director on the board until the senate confirms Nami’s appointment and the new board.

According to Shehu, Nami is a tax, accounting and management professional with three decades of practical working experience in auditing, tax management and advisory and management services.

“He is an expert in rendering advisory support services to investors in respect of new business start-ups and management of existing businesses. He has also continuously rendered outsourced services to clients in trading, service and manufacturing sectors of the nation’s economy,” he said.

Nami attended Bayero University, Kano, and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in sociology (1991) and a masters of business degree (2004) respectively.

He is a fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Institute of Debt Recovery Practitioners of Nigeria and Associate Member of Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) and Association of National Accountants of Nigeria.

He started his career with PFK in 1993 and rose to the position of a senior consultant in charge of tax management and advisory services.

He is currently the managing consultant of Manam Professional Services (chartered tax practitioners and business advisers) based in Kaduna, Abuja, Niger state.

Nami has served, and is still serving, on many companies’ Board and Statutory Board Audit Committees. He was appointed as a member, Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Stolen Assets in November 2017.