FIRS Official Wins Africa’s Award In Taxation


A staff member of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Dr. Anthonia Alebiosu, has won the ‘Forty Under 40 Africa Award’ in South Africa.

The award ceremony, which took place in South Africa late March, saw Dr. Alebiosu win the taxation category of the award, with over a thousand entries received for the preliminary stage of the award.

Awardees that won other categories alongside Dr. Alebiosu are the first African woman referee at the 2022 men’s World Cup, Salima Mukansanga; Lagos State Commissioner of Finance, Rabiu Olowo; Global President, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Joseph Owolabi and Broadcast Journalist and British Broadcasting Corporation’s Presenter, Nyasha Michelle.

The Forty Under 40 Africa Award identifies, honours, and celebrates a cross-section of the continent’s most influential and accomplished young business leaders under the age of forty from a wide range of industries. These individuals are committed to business growth, professional excellence, and community service, and have risen-up the ranks of their companies or industries at a relatively young age as a result of this.

Speaking during the event, the Director of the Award Ceremony, Richard Abbey Jnr, said that they organised the event not only to put a spotlight on young achievers but also to build a strong platform for them to share their voices and opportunities with the next generation of industry pacesetters. This would also help to build a positive attitude in young people to strive for excellence at a tender age.

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

Dr. Alebiosu is a highly accomplished and versatile professional with a wealth of experience in accounting and taxation and presently works as a Manager at the Federal Inland Revenue Service, where she’s responsible for assessing and collecting tax revenues for the Federal Government. She has over 15 years of work experience, including over 10 years at the Federal Government Revenue Agency.

She has a strong academic background, having obtained 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 a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

Dr. Alebiosu expressed her joy as she received the award and thanked the FIRS for the opportunity to work with the agency.

She also pledged to remain committed to her work and strive for excellence in all that she does.


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