Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has appointed Abdurrazak Datti Salihi as the new chairman of the Kano Internal Revenue Service (KIRS).
This was contained in a statement sent to DAILY FOCUS on Wednesday by Abba Anwar, chief press secretary to Mr Ganduje.
The statement said Mr Salihi, a veteran accountant, would replace Bala Muhammad Inuwa, who served as the acting chair of the tax agency.
According to the announcement, Mr Salihi’s appointment is with immediate effect.
While thanking the outgoing Executive Chairman, Mr Ganduje said “We are delighted for his courage and dedication to KIRS while captaining the ship as Acting Chairman from March this year to date.”
The statement further added that Mr Bala, who is also the Managing Director of Kano State Agricultural Supply Company (KASCO), would continue on his substantive Managing Director position at KASCO.
The new Executive Chairman Salihi is an experienced financial analyst, a Chattered Accountant, and a certified Tax Accountant. With over 20 years with skills in financial management, in both banking and private sector.
Until his appointment, he was the Director, State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS), of the Kano State Ministry or Finance. He held different professional positions, among them are, he was a Director Personal Income Tax (PIT), Kano State Internal Revenue Service.
He was Head of Finance/Regional Accountant, Bank of Agriculture (BoA), Kano Zonal office, Manager, Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative and Rural Development Bank (NACRDB), in Sokoto state and Head of Finance of the same bank, amongst many other positions he held.
Governor Ganduje called on the new Executive Chairman to work hard and work closely with the staff so as to move the place forward for the overall development of the state.