Edward Adamu appointed new AMCON boss

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Deputy Governor, Edward Adamu has been appointed Chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

According to The Cable, President Muhammadu Buhari announced Adamu’s appointment in a letter sent to the senate.

The letter dated Monday, December 9, 2019, reads, “In accordance with Section 10(1) of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Act, 2010, I hereby present Mr. Edward Lametek Adamu for confirmation as Chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria by the Distinguished Senate.

“While hoping that this request will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the senate, please accept, Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Until his appointment, Adamu served as the Director of Human Resources at the CBN, and subsequently replaced Suleiman Barau as the Deputy Governor of the apex bank.

FG appoints new Chairman of FIRS

President Muhammadu Buhari, on 9th December 2019 approved the appointment of Mr. Muhammad M. Nami as the new chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

He replaces Mr. Tunde Fowler, whose tenure expired on Monday, 9th December 2019.

He is a tax consultant and graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.

“Mr. Muhammad, a well-trained tax, accounting and management professional with highly rated qualifications and professional practice and licenses from relevant professional bodies, has almost three decades of practical work experience in Auditing, Tax Management and Advisory and Management services to clients in the banking, manufacturing, services and public sectors as well as non-profit organisations,” the Presidency said in statement by spokesperson, Garba Shehu.

Buhari also approved the composition of the board of FIRS.