The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami, assumed office at the Revenue House, FIRS Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.
Nami met with the Management and Staff of the Service and assured them that he would work with them to achieve President Muhammadu Buhari’s aim of appointing him.
“I am overwhelmed by the reception by all of you despite the short notice. I hope that you will continue to give me this support as we work together to build capacity and raise the revenue for the country. I assure you that we will work together to achieve President Muhammadu Buhari’s aim of appointing me”, he said.
In a message to the staff, Nami said he owed it to God Almighty, his appointment to the position of the Executive Chairman of FIRS, noting that he was aware of the enormity of the responsibility ahead him.
“This task, as enormous as it is, requires masterstroke measures, resilience in policy implementation and foresight to evolve novelideas. I shall spare no effort to summon the courage to actualise this task. Most times, success is borne out of the will to endure hardship such as tax drive entails”, he said.
He told the staff that respite has come to them especially to those who are hardworking and professional in their work.
“At this point, I want to enlist the support and cooperation of all staff in the task of lifting the economy of this country out of itspresent position. I want you to be rest assured that respite has come especially to the deserving hardworking and professionally competent members of the staff”, he added.
Abiodun Aina, who acted as the Executive Chairman until Nami was confirmed by Senate on Wednesday thanked the staff for cooperating with him to handover a peaceful and unified FIRS to the Executive Chairman.
“You can see the excitement on the faces of the staff and their eagerness to receive you. It shows the enthusiasm with which you areexpected in FIRS. In the little time I held forth, I have seen that wehave some little challenges with our mandate.
“This is the challengethat you have come to provide solutions to. I pledge my loyalty and the loyalty of my colleagues and I believe that we are going to work together to achieve the mandate of the Service”, Aina told Nami.