The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami has said that the Service generated the sum of N8.5 trillion for the Nigerian government over the years.
Nami, who spoke today, September 18, during the handover ceremony to the incoming Acting Chairman of the Service, Zach Adedeji in Abuja, said that over 70 per cent of the funds shared during the monthly Federation Account Allocation Committee used to come from tax collected by the Service.
According to him, the FIRS had, to a large extent, boosted government revenue,
adding that he implemented reforms that repositioned the operations of the FIRS in line with the mandate given to him when he took over in December 2019.
The Acting Chairman, Adedeji was appointed last week by President Bola Tinubu to take charge of the affairs of the Service.