FIRS Appoints New Coordinators, Redeploys 5 Directors, 21 Deputy Directors

The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler has approved restructuring of the top echelon of the Service.

The latest redeployment which was announced on Monday, January 25th, 2016 affected Five Directors and 21 Deputy Directors. 

The newly appointed State Coordinators are: Andrew Ayabam is Acting State Coordinator, Benue, Kaduna and Niger States; Salihu Baba Alkali, Acting State Coordinator, FCT, Kogi and Nasarawa States; Jimoh I.T.T, Acting State Coordinator, Lagos East, Lagos CGT and Stamp Duty and Sola Akingbade, Acting State Coordinator, Kwara, Ekiti and Ondo States. Bimpe Badmus has been appointed for Special Duty (Financial, Oil and Gas, Multinational and Telecommunication)

The FIRS Chairman said the latest restructuring is aimed at maximizing staff potential by deploying right officers at right places.

In the new structure, the Director of FCT and North Region, Faniyi Olufemi, now heads Tax Policy and Advisory Department. Ohagwa Innocent, who was the Director, South-South and South-East Directorate Department is now Acting State Coordinator, AkwaIbom, Bayelsa and Cross River States. OshigaGbolaga  Olarenwaju who was Director, Lagos Mainland (East and West Directorate) Department moves to Acting State Coordinator, Ogun, Oyo and Osun States. Magam Umaru Mohammed who was the Director, North-West and North-East Regions Directorate Department becomes the Acting State Coordinator, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States while Adeniran Olufunlola Olaitan who was Director, Oil and Gas Department, Lagos moves to the Office of the Coordinating Director, Domestic Tax Group.

Deputy Directors who have been redeployed are: Onu Ikechukwu Nwakama moves to Acting State Coordinator, Ebonyi, Enugu and Abia States; Salami Moshood Adekunle becomes Acting State Coordinator, Lagos Mainland West; Okonkwo Anthony Ikechukwu becomes Acting State Coordinator, Delta, Imo and Anambra States. Ogunjemilusi Gabriel Olaide takes over Acting State Coordinator, Lagos Island; Pam Davou becomes Acting State Coordinator Jigawa, Kano and Katsina States while Alhassan  Yahaya Ahmed is now the Acting State Coordinator, Taraba, Gombe and Adamawa States. Darmasaude Ahmed Madugu becomes the Acting State Coordinator, Yobe, Bachi and Borno States; Obri Francis Ogar moves to the Office of the Coordinating Director, Domestic Tax Group.
Deputy Directors Garba Yusuf and Irri Ode have been deployed to the FIRS Training School in KatsinaCenter while Galadima Saleh Al-Durawa and Adeleye Samuel Taiwo move to the FIRS Training School, Abuja Center. Husaini Zakari Isa and Sambo Yebeya Binuga move to FIRS Training School, Bauchi Centre; Anuya Oghenegueke Friday and Igweh Chukwuemezie Peter move to FIRS Training School, Enugu Centre.

In the same vein, Adewuyi Josiah Afolabi and Ajose Rasak Adebola have been deployed to FIRS Training School Ibadan Centre while Agu Bennett Maduka, Orebajo Temitayo Adeniyi and Fagbemi Emmanuel Ojo have been moved to FIRS Training School, Lagos Centre.

Wahab Gbadamosi
Head, Communications & Servicom Department​