Nami, FIRS Boss Resumes As CATA President

Nami’s tenure as CATA president will be for three years

The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Nigeria, Muhammad Nami has resumed duties as the President of the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA).

On Saturday, FIRS in a statement said that Nami held his first face-to-face meeting with the CATA Secretariat at the United Kingdom’s Treasury House. 

Muhammad Nami speaking said:

CATA under his presidency “will seek stronger relationships with development partners to achieve the short and long term goals and objectives of the association”.

The statement read:

The CATA President also seized the opportunity of “the CATA inaugural meeting to hold a bilateral meeting with Ms. Antonia Strachey of the Public Finance and Tax Department, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)  on issues of mutual benefit to the revenue authorities of both countries”

Nami’s tenure as CATA president will be for three years.

The meeting had in attendance executives of the CATA Secretariat, including Mr Duncan Onduru, the Association’s Executive Director, Mr. Jon Swerdlow, the Vice-Chairman, and Ms. Megan Jones.

The FIRS Chairman and CATA President were briefed “on the governance structure of CATA, current efforts by the association to serve the common interest of member nations, and future opportunities, especially in capacity building and creating networks for CATA members”.

Recall that Muhammad Nami was unanimously elected by the 47 member countries of CATA at the association’s General Meeting as its 15th President on Friday, 12th October 2021.


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