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Buhari Makes New Appointment Ahead of 2023 Presidential Election

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Lawal Sani Stores to the Board of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).


The appointment was contained in a statement issued in Abuja, on Monday, January 9, by Mr. Tanko Abdullahi, special adviser, media & communications to the minister of finance, budget & national planning, Mrs. Zaina Ahmed.

Stores is to replace Mr. Ado Danjuma, who represented the North West Zone, and was recently appointed Executive Director at the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company Limited, Vanguard report confirmed.

According to the statement, the replacement became necessary to fill the gap created by the departure of Mr. Ado.

The new FIRS board member has 30 years of working experience and has been exposed to relevant courses and trainings on the capital market management, operations and regulations, Leadership report added.

He was also said to have attended various leadership courses locally and internationally.

Mr. Stores has been on the Boards of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS); Greenwich Trustees Limited; and National Pension Commission (PenCom).

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, January 9, approved the reconstitution of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC)’s board.

Buhari has also approved the appointment of some new members and the reappointment of some existing members to the board.

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The ministry of finance, budget and national planning in a statement on Monday explained that the new appointments and reappointment of the NDIC board were necessary “to avoid vacuum, ensure smooth operations of the corporation and ultimately boost the confidence of stakeholders and clients within the financial and banking sectors of the nation’s economy”.

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