Muhammad Nami, the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, was born in Nami village, Agaie Local Government Area of Niger State. He attended Jipo Local Education Authority, LEA Primary School, Government Secondary School, Suleja, after which he wrote the Interim Joint Matriculation Examination at the Zungeru College of Advanced Studies and gained admission to Bayero University, Kano.

A well trained Tax, Accounting, and Management practitioner, Nami had practical working experiences spanning three decades (1993-2019) in auditing, tax advisory, management services for various clients in the Banking, Manufacturing, Services and the Public Sector. This covers his professional stint first with the PKF–which has presence in over 100 countries-where he cut his professional teeth and rose through the ranks to become a Senior Consultant incharge of Tax Management and Advisory Services; then with the KEL Group of Companies, a consortium of three manufacturing companies, as General Manager from 2004 to 2006; and later with the Mainstream Energy Solutions Ltd as a Statutory Board Audit Committee Member from 2014 to date, with extensive interaction with clients in the banking, manufacturing, services and public sectors as well as non- profit organizations.

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.

Muhammad 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, (CITN) Institute of Debt Recovery Practitioners of Nigeria and Associate Member of Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) (Chartered) and Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, (ANAN), Chartered Institute of Forensic & Investigation Professionals of Nigeria; Institute of Debt Recovery Practitioners of Nigeria and Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered).

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.

In 2018, he disengaged from the PKF and established Manam Professional Services which undertakes tax and business advisory. His involvement with the PKF and other firms exposed him to the changing dynamics and complexities of the financial sector. He was an Audit Trainee, Tax Trainee to becoming a Senior Consultant.

The President, His Excellency Mohammadu Buhari, appointed him as a member of the Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets from 22nd November, 2017 to 11th September, 2018.

When he appeared before the Senate, Nami told Senators that his qualifications has put him “in good stead for his assignment. “As a Fellow and Associate Member of these reputable professional Institutions, I was weaned on the best standards of practice in Accounting, Management, and Tax Administration that anybody can possibly hope for, and therefore I am endowed with the normative professional ethics and rubrics required to drive tax administration in a developing economy like Nigeria.

Nami is married with children.