NEAPS: Adedeji Bags Fiscal Reforms and Innovation Award 

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By Arabinrin Aderonke

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Zacch Adedeji PhD, the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), has been honored with the Award for Fiscal Reforms and Innovation at the Nigeria Excellence Awards in Public Service (NEAPS). This prestigious annual recognition program, organized in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), celebrates top officials who have made exceptional contributions to public service over the past year.

NEAPS is designed to inspire patriotism, promote innovation, and recognize people at the forefront of efficient public service delivery. Recipients of this award are chosen through a rigorous process that evaluates their contributions to their states, communities, and agencies.

The Tax Boss’s recognition is evidence of his impact on fiscal reforms and innovation within the FIRS. Let’s not forget that the Tax Boss’s leadership isn’t just about tech-savvy innovations. He’s also the mastermind behind the Emergency Economic Intervention Bill (EEIB) presented to the National Assembly recently. This emergency fiscal bill aims to fix urgent tax issues and make it easier to collect revenue and help stabilize Nigeria’s economy amid inflation and currency challenges.

Speaking to newsmen, Adedeji said, “I have received many awards in the past, but I am particularly elated about this award. I see it as a good reflection of the work we have put into the service of our dear nation. It will spur me to continue to deliver more in supporting President Tinubu to revamp the economy and bring prosperity to the good people of Nigeria.”

“I want to thank the organizers, particularly, office of the Secretary General of the Federation for considering me for this honour,” he added.

Dr. Zacch has led transformative initiatives at FIRS to modernize Nigeria’s tax administration. This includes the introduction of TaxPro Max, a digital platform that has streamlined tax collection, making it more efficient and transparent. By leveraging technology, he has simplified tax compliance and enhanced FIRS’s ability to maximize revenue effectively. His leadership shows principles of fairness, integrity, and accountability, prioritizing customer satisfaction and service excellence. These efforts have not only improved taxpayer experience but also strengthened trust and collaboration between FIRS and Nigerians.

Aligning with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, Adedeji Innovations at FIRS are instrumental in promoting economic growth and social equity across Nigeria. In selecting Dr. Zacch for this prestigious award, NEAPS acknowledged his role in advancing public service excellence. His achievements stand as a testament to his vision, dedication, and ability to translate reforms into tangible benefits for Nigerians.

By promoting innovation and efficiency within FIRS, Dr. Zacch has set a new standard for public sector leadership, inspiring patriotism and public trust in governmental institutions.

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