FIRS staff wins Africa’s award in taxation

Oluwanifemi Ojo
Oluwanifemi Ojo
Dr. Anthonia Alebiosu

A staff member of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Dr. Anthonia Alebiosu, has been announced as a winner of the prestigious ‘Forty Under 40 Africa Award’ in South Africa.

According to The PUNCH, the event was held in late March, where Dr. Alebiosu won the taxation category of the award, competing against over a thousand entries in the preliminary stage.

To acknowledge her achievement, Dr. Alebiosu’s name is listed among the other category winners, which include Salima Mukansanga, the first African woman referee at the 2022 men’s World Cup, Rabiu Olowo, Lagos State Commissioner of Finance, Joseph Owolabi, Global President of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and Nyasha Michelle, a Broadcast Journalist and British Broadcasting Corporation’s Presenter.

The Forty Under 40 Africa Award recognizes and celebrates young business leaders under the age of forty, who have achieved tremendous success and contributed to the growth of their respective industries. These individuals have excelled in their fields and are passionate about community service.

The Director of the Award Ceremony, Richard Abbey Jnr, said the event aims to spotlight young achievers and create a platform for them to share their voices and opportunities with the next generation of industry pacesetters.

In his words, “Year after year, we have seen outstanding individuals and trailblazers strive hard with dedication and perseverance by overcoming challenges and economic instability. These are the people we had honored.”

Dr. Alebiosu, who has over 15 years of work experience, is a highly versatile professional with extensive knowledge in accounting and taxation.

As a Manager at the Federal Inland Revenue Service, she assesses and collects tax revenues for the Federal Government. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Olabisi Onabanjo University, a master’s degree in finance from the University of Lagos, and a Master of Philosophy and Doctoral Degree in Accounting from Babcock University.

She is also Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

It was reported that after receiving the award, Dr. Alebiosu expressed her joy and appreciation while thanking the FIRS for the opportunity to work with the agency. She also promised to continue to give her best and strive for excellence in all her endeavors.

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