ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Senate has approved the nomination of Mr Zak Adedeji as Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
Adedeji, when he appeared at the upper chamber for his screening on Tuesday, revealed his plans to improve the nation’s revenue, referring to the dearth of information in the oil and gas sector.
He promised to halt most of the leakages in the sector. According to him, the major problem in the country is that of proper data, adding that developing data upon which decisions will be made is fundamental.
According to him, proper data will enable sufficient info on the exact number of vessels of crude brought into the county and the concomitant tax.
He said that the data would be used to identify those in affluence who pay insufficient tax, and also vowed to centralize the identification system in Nigeria and advance the nation’s data mining capacity.
His confirmation is coming over a month after President Bola Tinubu appointed him, his Special Adviser on Revenue, as the new FIRS.
Before then, President Tinubu had directed the erstwhile FIRS Chairman Muhammad Nami to proceed on three months of pre-retirement leave.
Thereafter, the President wrote to the Senate for expeditious consideration of the confirmation of Zak’s appointment.
Tinubu thereafter wrote to the Senate President Senator Godswill Akpabio to confirm the nomination.