Mrs. Faozat Ogunniyi, having obtained her Master in Business Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University, became a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and Chartered Institute of Taxation in Nigeria (CITN).
She started her working career with Nigerian Hoechst from 1980 to 1982, followed by Deloitte Adetona Isichei & Co. (Now Akintola Williams Deloitte) where she spent over nine years providing assurance and audit services to a large portfolio of international and local clients in manufacturing, financial services and conglomerates sectors, before joining the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in 1993.
Mrs. Faozat Ogunniyi rose through the ranks and operated in all the critical departments within FIRS including; as Director tax Audit, Director Risk Management, Project Lead Capacity Enhancement Programme (CEP), Director Tax Investigation Department and Tax Controller. She is currently the Group Lead of the Enforcement Support Group (ESG) saddled with providing strategic leadership to four (4) directorates, namely; Legal Advisory & Litigation Department, Tax Investigation Department, Debt Management & Enforcement Department and Risk Management Department.
During her working escapade in both private and public sectors, she garnered cross-functional experience in Auditing, Investigation, Tax Administration, Risk Management, Institutional Reforms and Organizational Transformation as well as awareness of modern developments in different Industries. The experience brought about effective initiatives in tax administration which are geared towards improving revenue generation and strict compliance to tax laws.
Mrs. Ogunniyi is married with children.
She is a community leader, humanitarian and nature enthusiast.