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
|1||Iriogbe Ayo Alice||Chairman|
|2||Prof. Ishola Rufus Akintoye||Member|
|3||Ajayi Julius Bamidele||Member|
|4||Dr. Almustapha Aliyu||Member|
2. LAGOS TAX APPEAL TRIBUNAL
|1||Lassise-Phillips Olanrewaju Moshood||Chairman|
|2||Dike Mark Anthony Chidolue||Member|
|3||Sanusi Maijamaa Ajiya||Member|
|4||Mrs Titilola Akibayo||Member|
|5||Rasaq Adekunle Quadri||Member|
3. NORTH-EAST ZONE TAX APPEAL TRIBUNAL – SITTING IN BAUCHI, BAUCHI STATE
|1||Bagoni Alhaji Bukar||Chairman|
|2||Barr. Bashir Maidugu||Member|
|4||Tijanayi Musa Isa||Member|
|5||Mrs. Nafisa Shehu Awak||Member|
4. NORTH WEST ZONE TAX APPEAL TRIBUNAL – SITTING IN KADUNA, KADUNA STATE
|1||Umar Mohammed Adamu||Chairman|
|2||Isa Kabir Dandago||Member|
|3||Bayero A.S. Muhammad||Member|
|5||Dr. Ahmad M. Kumshe||Member|
5. NORTH CENTRAL ZONE TAX APPEAL TRIBUNAL – SITTING IN JOS, PLATEAU STATE
|1||Barr. Richard Bala||Chairman|
|2||Barr. Emmanuel Seungwa Ukera||Member|
|3||Ogbaenyi Ivan Chikwendu||Member|
|4||Abdul Zaidu Idde||Member|
|5||Mrs. Atoki Dupe||Member|
6. SOUTH WEST ZONE TAX APPEAL TRIBUNAL – SITTING IN IBADAN, OYO STATE
|2||Atitola Felix Bimbo||Member|
|3||Falade Sufian Alani||Member|
|4||Mrs. Queensley S. Seghosime||Member|
|5||Princess Elemanya Ebilah||Member|
7. SOUTH EAST ZONE TAX APPEAL TRIBUNAL – SITTING IN ENUGU, ENUGU STATE
|2||Ide John Udeagbala||Member|
|3||Anyaduba John Obiora||Member|
|4||Mazi Nnamdi Okwuadigbo||Member|
|5||Obri Francis Ogar||Member|
8. SOUTH SOUTH ZONE TAX APPEAL TRIBUNAL – SITTING IN BENIN, EDO STATE
|2||Ala Peters David||Member|
|3||Mrs. Hilda Ozoh||Member|
|4||Ajokwu Vitalis Friday||Member|
|5||Otusanya Olatunde Julius||Member|