For the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), it is a change of baton in leadership but for Adeshina Adedayo, the new president of the professional body, it is a time to right wrongs with a focus on top professionalism amongst registered members.

During his recent investiture, the new boss who became the 15th president of the CITN, reiterated the need to further strengthen governance and leadership in the institute, placing it in a national position of pride.

Leadership Direction

Making CITN contribute its quota to national development remains key to Adeshina’s administration as he aims to do so through the implementation of the operational draft 2021 to 2027 strategic plan, themed ‘Developing the Tax Profession’.

Taxmobile.Online learnt that the document is a compilation of inputs from past leaders of the body. The soon-to-be-unveiled strategy would leverage stakeholders’ involvement and would focus on members, employers, educational institutions, regulators, policymakers, and the general public.


To achieve his lofty vision, the new CITN boss looks forward to the co-operation of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), states internal revenue services under joint tax board, the tax appeal tribunal, the academia, and organised private sector, among others.

Further Plans

On the heels of Gladys Simplice, the outgoing president’s valedictory remark, Adeshina reinstated the need to work cooperatively with the past administration of the prestigious body.  

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