Published on Oct 24, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has taken steps to embark on aggressive internal revenue generation.
One of the steps is the appointment and confirmation of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in the person of Malam Abdullahi Oteh Attah. His appointment was confirmed by the Federal House of Representatives.
Abdullahi Oteh Attah is a 1978 Accountancy graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Born in January 15, 1952, he hails from Doma in Nasarawa State, Nigeria. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1987 and comes to the agency with a very impressive pedigree. He was General Manager Finance, NITEL, 1996 and later founding member of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC – 2003.
He was also former special adviser to the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS and a Director in the same organisation – 2010 until his retirement in 2013.
Attah is currently a member of the governing council of the Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State. He is married and blessed with children.
Speaking at an interactive session of the FCT Executive Council with Area Council Chairmen, heads of security agencies and traditional rulers, the FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, said that the confirmation of Abdullahi Oteh is the right way towards boosting the revenue profile of the capital territory.
He said that IRS would also provide fund for the implementation of projects that would make life meaningful for the residents.
He said that the session was convened to build strong partnership between the various stakeholders and the FCT leadership.
The Minister assured the officials that the Administration is working to ensure early preparation of the 2018 budget
“FCT administration is desirous of ensuring that the benefits of governance are felt at the grassroots. This is why the focus of the second half of this Administration would centre on education, health facilities, rural infrastructure among others.”
Malam Bello said that FCT would soon recruit 300 teachers to bridge the gap created by various retirements and other sources of manpower attrition in the sector.
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