A UK firm, TEXEM UK has appointed Hajara Bolanle Oniyangi as Director of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) in Nigeria. This remarkable achievement is a testament to her exceptional skills, dedication, and visionary outlook towards driving transformative change in taxation.
Hajara Bolanle Oniyangi’s journey to this esteemed position has been characterised by unwavering determination and remarkable accomplishments. As a seasoned counsel, she has displayed an outstanding commitment to justice, consistently securing numerous landmark judgments for the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Ms Oniyangi’s promotion to the exalted position of Director is well deserved because of her excellent analytical credentials, charismatic yet humble mien, inspiring audacity, uncommon patriotism and impeccable moral compass that sets her apart. Her fantastic ability to make good decisions, outstanding coordination credentials, profound positive impact and unwavering dedication led to her appointment as the Coordinating Secretary of the Tax Appeal Tribunal, further expanding her influence and solidifying her reputation as a legal luminary and goal-getter.
It is worth noting that the President of the Lower Tax Appeal Tribunal and the Higher Tax Appeal Tribunal in the UK has praised the Tax Appeal Tribunal under her leadership, acknowledging its superiority in areas such as the deliberation and disposition of justice. The Nigerian system’s speed and efficiency in recruiting and retaining commissioners surpass the UK’s, making it more effective in delivering judgments. This recognition is a testament to Hajara Bolanle Oniyangi’s exceptional leadership and the positive changes she has brought to the tax appeal system.
Beyond her professional achievements, Hajara Bolanle Oniyangi’s personal story is an inspiration to all. As a single mother who tragically lost her husband many years ago, she has demonstrated unwavering strength and resilience in raising her family while excelling in her professional endeavours. She is an outstanding role model in stability and integrity, embodying the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Her success is a testament to her self-drive, motivation, and unrelenting pursuit of excellence. Ms Hajara Oniyangi is an illustrious alumnus of TEXEM as she attended our executive development programme, Effective Leadership for Sustainable Success, held between June 12th – July 24th, 2021.
Sir Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that count.” These words aptly capture the spirit of Hajara Bolanle Oniyangi. She embodies the characteristics of a driven and determined individual who consistently delivers exceptional results, regardless of the challenges or targets.
“Hajara Bolanle Oniyangi’s appointment as a Director at the FIRS is a significant milestone for her and for the advancement of tax administration in Nigeria. Her visionary leadership and commitment to excellence will propel FIRS towards greater heights, facilitating economic growth and promoting compliance in the Nigerian tax landscape. We are confident that under her guidance, the FIRS and the Tax Appeal Tribunal will continue to contribute substantially to the nation’s development and fiscal stability.” A statement read