The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has removed all directors who have served for eight or more years.

The Service said it took the action as part of its ongoing-internal reforms to reposition the Service towards achieving its N8.5 trillion tax target.

In their place, the Board of the FIRS has approved the appointment of four Coordinating Directors (CD) and two Group Leads (GL) in acting capacity.

The FIRS Board took the decision at its Emergency Meeting No. 2. held last Friday.


The new Coordinating Directors (CD) are Dr. Asheikh Maidugu, who is  CD/Executive Chairman’s Group; Mr. Olufemi Oladeji Oluwaniyi, CD/Tax Operations Group; Mr. Innocent Chinyere Ohagwa, CD/General Services Group; and Mr. Ezra Usman Zubairu, CD/Enforcement Support Group.

The Group Leads (GL) are Mrs. Faosat Oguniyi, Compliance Support Group; and Ms. Chiaka Okoye, Digital Support Group.

The new appointments have taken effect and will subsist for six months.

The Board congratulated the new appointees and enjoined them and the entire FIRS workforce “to continue to work hard and support Management towards meeting and surpassing our revenue targets”.