Lagos revenue service gets new boss

Eniola Ajayi, Lagos

Ayodele Subair

A new Chairman has been nominated for the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS).

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday ,forwarded the name of Mr Ayodele Subair to the State House of Assembly for confirmation.

The appointment of Subair followed the retirement of the erstwhile Chairman, Mr Folarin Ogunsanwo who held the post since September 2015.

The appointee is believed to be a suitable replacement for the vacancy in LIRS which is a lifeline for the state that ranks number one among the 36 states in Nigeria, in terms of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

Subair, who was born on May 21, 1960, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the Metropolitan University of Manchester, United Kingdom and a Masters Degree in Business administration from the University of Lagos.

He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), member of both the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN).

Subair has over thirty-four years professional experience which started with Price WaterHouse Chartered Accountants before venturing into private practice in 1987 with the Hamzat Subair and Co. Chartered Accountants where he is the Managing Partner.

He was the pioneer Director of Lagos State Lotteries Board and has worked with various international agencies such as the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Governor Ambode said that Subair’s presentation to the House of Assembly for confirmation was in conformity with Section 2 of the Lagos State Revenue Administration Law (2006).

Another appointment

In a related development, Governor Ambode has also approved the appointment of Mr Abiodun Dabiri as the new Managing Director of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA).

Mr Dabiri, born on January 2, 1964, holds Bachelor of Science and Masters Degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Lagos.

He is a registered engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), corporate member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria (CIPSMN).

Dabiri joined LAMATA in 2008 and was until his appointment the Head of Procurement/Operational Contract Manager for the Agency.