Nigeria: Finance Minister, Adeosun, Reconstitutes Tax Appeal Tribunals

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The Federal Government has reconstituted the Tax Appeal Tribunals in the six geo-political zones as well as Lagos and Federal Capital Territory.

The reconstitution of the Tribunals is in accordance with Section 2(1) of the Fifth Schedule of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Establishment Act.

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who announced this on Thursday in Abuja, said the Tribunals would adjudicate over disputes arising from the operation of Federal Tax Laws and Regulations in the country.

The Minister said, "The reconstitution of the Tax Appeal Tribunals is an essential part of building tax payers trust and confidence in the fairness of the system.

"The Federal Ministry of Finance has undertaken a rigorous process to select competent persons on the basis of merit who will be expected to discharge their duties professionally."

She added that the Ministry sought nominations from a number of professional bodies and stakeholders, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA).

The Tax Appeal Commissioners, according to the Minister, are expected to hold office for a term of three (3) years from the date of appointment.

Each Tribunal is made up of a Chairman and four Commissioners knowledgeable in the laws, regulations, norms and practices of taxation in Nigeria, management and trade.

1. ABUJA TAX APPEAL TRIBUNAL

S/NNAMEDESIGNATION

1Iriogbe Ayo AliceChairman

2Prof. Ishola Rufus AkintoyeMember

3Ajayi Julius BamideleMember

4Dr. Almustapha AliyuMember

5Nasiru KuliyaMember

2. LAGOS TAX APPEAL TRIBUNAL

S/NNAMEDESIGNATION

1Lassise-Phillips Olanrewaju MoshoodChairman

2Dike Mark Anthony ChidolueMember

3Sanusi Maijamaa AjiyaMember

4Mrs Titilola AkibayoMember

5Rasaq Adekunle QuadriMember

3. NORTH-EAST ZONE TAX APPEAL TRIBUNAL - SITTING IN BAUCHI, BAUCHI STATE

S/NNAMEDESIGNATION

1Bagoni Alhaji BukarChairman

2Barr. Bashir MaiduguMember

3Adamu IsmailaMember

4Tijanayi Musa IsaMember

5Mrs. Nafisa Shehu AwakMember

4. NORTH WEST ZONE TAX APPEAL TRIBUNAL - SITTING IN KADUNA, KADUNA STATE

S/NNAMEDESIGNATION

1Umar Mohammed AdamuChairman

2Isa Kabir DandagoMember

3Bayero A.S. MuhammadMember

4Abubakar-Gwandu SameerahMember

5Dr. Ahmad M. KumsheMember

5. NORTH CENTRAL ZONE TAX APPEAL TRIBUNAL - SITTING IN JOS, PLATEAU STATE

S/NNAMEDESIGNATION

1Barr. Richard BalaChairman

2Barr. Emmanuel Seungwa UkeraMember

3Ogbaenyi Ivan ChikwenduMember

4Abdul Zaidu IddeMember

5Mrs. Atoki DupeMember

6. SOUTH WEST ZONE TAX APPEAL TRIBUNAL - SITTING IN IBADAN, OYO STATE

S/NNAMEDESIGNATION

1Ajibola Akinmade Chairman

2Atitola Felix BimboMember

3Falade Sufian AlaniMember

4Mrs. Queensley S. SeghosimeMember

5Princess Elemanya EbilahMember

7. SOUTH EAST ZONE TAX APPEAL TRIBUNAL - SITTING IN ENUGU, ENUGU STATE

S/NNAMEDESIGNATION

1Chukwuemeka EzeChairman

2Ide John UdeagbalaMember

3Anyaduba John ObioraMember

4Mazi Nnamdi OkwuadigboMember

5Obri Francis OgarMember

8. SOUTH SOUTH ZONE TAX APPEAL TRIBUNAL - SITTING IN BENIN, EDO STATE

S/NNAMEDESIGNATION

1Odiase-Alegimenlen ObehiChairman

2Ala Peters DavidMember

3Mrs. Hilda OzohMember

4Ajokwu Vitalis FridayMember

5Otusanya Olatunde JuliusMember

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