President Goodluck Jonathan has removed the Acting Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Alhaji Kabiru Mashi. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, said this in a statement on Wednesday. According to Abati, the president has approved the appointment of Mr. Samuel Ogungbesan as Acting Executive Chairman of the FIRS. The presidential spokesman said Ogungbesan's appointment took immediate effect. He said: "Mr. Ogungbesan, a Coordinating Director at FIRS, replaces Alhaji Kabiru Mashi who has served as acting Executive Chairman of the agency since 2012".
Mashi had led the agency in acting capacity for two years without confirmation by the president.
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