The Lagos State House of Assembly has confirmed Mr Ayodele Zubair as the Chairman, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS).
GovernorAkinwunmi Ambode, had sent Zubair’s name to the House for approval as the new LIRS boss after he removed Folarin Ogunsanwo from the position.
Zubair, born in 1960, is a graduate of Accounting from Manchester Polytechnic,and worked for five years at Pricewater before he later became one of the directors at his father’s firm, Hamzat Zubair Folami & Co.
He is a fellow of some professional bodies in the country, among which are Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and Institute of Taxation.
The new LIRS boss told the lawmakers before his confirmation that he had worked as one of the pioneer directors at the state Lottery Board.
He promised to bring transformation to the tax collection process in the state, noting that through computerisation and collaboration, better results would be achieved.
Zubair promised to beam his searchlight more on those in the informal sector and incorporate them into the tax net of the state.
“We shall, for a start, introduce presumptive tax at the informal sector, and through this, we will subsequently get additional information to raise more revenue.
“Through technology, computerisation and collaboration, there would be coordination to have sufficient data about every prospective tax payer,” Zubair said.