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CITN Names Adesina Adedayo as New President/Chairman of Council

The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria has elected new officers to steer the affairs of the Institute for the next two years.

Following the successful conduct of the 29th Annual General Meeting of the Institute on Wednesday, June 3, 2021, the leadership baton of the Institute was officially passed on to Mr. Adesina Isaac Adedayo, FCTI, by Dame Gladys Olajumoke Moyosoreoluwa Ayinke Simplice, FCTI, who became the Immediate Past President.


Ade is popularly called ‘The Thinking Oracle’ and he is a specialist in Risks Management and Economic Model Building.

He obtained his B.Sc. degree in Accounting from the Nasarawa State University, Keffi in 2017.He is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

Ade is also a member of the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN) and a Certified Fraud Examiner.  He started his working career with the Federal Audit Department (now known as Office of the Auditor General of the Federation) in 1984.

In the course of his work career, he attended the Federal Treasury Academy Course 1 in 1988 and subsequently the Course 2 in 1991 when he took the first position at the entrance examination in which staff of all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government participated.

He acquired his professional experience from the Office of the Auditor General for the Federation (1984-1993) and the firms of Adetona Isichei& Co (Chartered Accountants) in 1993 (which later became known as Akintola Williams Deloitte) and was there until May 2002 when he left Akintola Williams Deloitte to start his tax and audit practice.

He practices taxation and accounting under the auspices of his two firms known as AIA Professionals (Chartered Tax Practitioners) and Adesina Adedayo & Co. (Chartered Accountants).

Over the years, Ade had served as member, Vice Chairman I & II and Chairman of various committees of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, like the CITN Think Tax, Lagos District Society, Social & Publicity Committee, Annual Tax Conference Committee, JTB Education Committee, Tax Practice Monitoring Committee, Finance and General-Purposes Committee to mention but a few.

He also was a member and CITN Representative of National Tax Policy Review Committee (an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Finance).

Ade rose through the ranks to become a Council Member, an EXCO member, Deputy Vice President and Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, a position he held till June 2021. Ade also served in other Professional bodies.

Ade holds a Special Executive Masters in Leadership & Strategy from the Metropolitan School of Business and Management (UK).

He is presently undergoing the Senior Executive Course 43, 2021 at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, near Jos in Plateau State.

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