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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent to the Senate name of Edward Lametek Adamu for confirmation as the new replacement for Mr Muiz Banire, the chairman of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
Recall that on Monday, December 09, 2019 Buhari replaced an ex-chairman of FIRS Mr Babatunde Fowler.
He reapplied but his application was not granted.
Banire, just like Fowler, is one of the associates of the National Leader of All Progressive Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
This was contained in a letter sent to the Senate by the President on Tuesday.
Buhari also named other members of the board of the FIRS in his letter.
They are: James Yakwen Ayuba (North Central), Ado Danjuma (North West), Adam Baba Mohammed (North East), A. Ikeme Osakwe (South East), Adewale Ogunyomade (South West) and Ehile Adetola Aigbangbee (South South).
The representatives of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) also named by the President are: Ladidi Bara’atu Mohammed (Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation), Godwin Emefiele (Central Bank of Nigeria) and Fatima Z. Hayatu (Ministry of Finance).
Others include Maagbe S. Adaa (Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission), Umar Ajiya (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation), Deputy Comptroller General T.M. Isah (Nigeria Customs Service) and the Registrar General of the Corporate Affairs Commission.
It could be recalled that President Buhari on Monday named a tax consultant, Mr Nami, as the new chairman of the FIRS.
Muiz Adeyemi Banire is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and activist who served as three-term commissioner in Lagos State, and a former National Legal Adviser of the All Progressive Congress.
The latest news is going to dominate social media as it is seen as a warm-up to 2023 presidential elections