TEXEM UK, a leadership development organization has praised the appointment of Zacch Adedeji as Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) by President Tinubu describing it as a trailblazing step in revenue transformation.
In a statement on TEXEM’s website signed by Caroline Lucas, Director Special Projects, Adedeji was described as a visionary leader who pursues excellence always.
Lucas said the prestigious appointment follows closely on the heels of Adedeji’s appointment as Special Adviser to President Tinubu on Revenue Matters, adding that it is a testament to his remarkable journey in revenue transformation.
She said Adedeji’s ascent to the pivotal position is not a coincidence but the culmination of years of dedication, innovation, and strategic thinking.
“His story is one that inspires and showcases the incredible possibilities that arise from unwavering commitment to excellence,” Lucas said.
She recalled that in 2011, Adedeji etched his name into the annals of history by becoming the youngest ever Commissioner for Finance in Oyo State.
Lucas added that during his tenure, he displayed a remarkable knack for introducing groundbreaking reforms that elevated Oyo State’s internally generated revenue to unprecedented heights.
“Through the implementation of best financial practices and plugging financial leakages, Adedeji showcased his unparalleled ability to innovate and generate revenue, a skill set that would prove invaluable in his future endeavors.
“TEXEM UK takes pride in having contributed to Adedeji’s journey of excellence.
“In 2015, he participated in our prestigious “Leaders in Oil and Gas programme” in London, UK,” she said.
Lucas said his participation in TEXEM’s programme allowed Adedeji to broaden his strategic outlook and gain valuable insights from global industry leaders.
She affirmed that his commitment to personal growth and professional development has undoubtedly played a pivotal role in his outstanding achievements.
“Following his triumph in Oyo State, Adedeji was appointed as the Executive Secretary of the National Sugar Development Council in March 2021 by former President Muhammadu Buhari.
“For over two years, he worked tirelessly toward Nigeria’s ambitious goal of achieving self-sufficiency in sugar production through the faithful implementation of the Nigeria Sugar Master Plan.
“Adedeji’s dedication and strategic acumen propelled Nigeria closer to this vital objective, underscoring his capability as a transformative leader,” Lucas said.
She said Adedeji is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
Lucas said that with all the qualifications, Adedeji possesses a formidable wealth of knowledge and expertise in the financial sector.
“His deep understanding of finance and taxation is an invaluable asset that will undoubtedly drive revenue growth and economic stability under his guidance at FIRS.
“One of the most striking aspects of Adedeji’s leadership is his versatility and ability to transform revenue challenges into opportunities for growth and innovation.
“His strategic outlook, combined with an unwavering commitment to excellence, distinguishes him as a transformative leader capable of driving financial change and shaping Nigeria’s economic landscape,” she said.
TEXEM UK’s founder, British Nigerian, Dr Alim Abubakre also commended Adedeji saying his appointment is well-deserved.
“His remarkable journey from a state Commissioner to a Presidential Special Adviser serves as an inspiration to aspiring leaders across Nigeria.
“Adedeji’s accomplishments demonstrate the incredible possibilities that arise from passion, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.
“As Zacch Adedeji takes the helm at FIRS, TEXEM UK extends its best wishes, and hopes for a tenure marked by groundbreaking achievements, sustainable revenue growth, and a prosperous future for Nigeria,” Abubakre said.
He said TEXEM proudly stands behind Adedeji as he continues to drive Nigeria’s revenue transformation with his visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to excellence.
Source: News Agency of Nigeria