The Secretariat

The secretariat is seated in Nigeria and is headed by the Executive Secretary.
It is staffed by such other officials as appointed by the Executive Secretary in terms of guidelines to be approved by the council and is saddled with the responsibility of promoting the collective interests of WATAF

Babatunde Oladapo

Babatunde Oladapo

Executive Secretary

Babatunde Oladapo is a Chartered tax practitioner, with over 20 years’ experience as a tax administrator at the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
He is the pioneer Executive Secretary of the West African Tax Administration Forum (WATAF), where he oversees the day- to-day administration of the Forum’s secretariat operations. Under his watch, the WATAF has grown into a body whose voice is listened to at international fora on matters relating to tax administration in West Africa.
Tochukwu Onyemata

Tochukwu Onyemata

Communications and Liaison Manager

Wapinu Ndule

Wapinu Ndule

Institutional Development and Corporate Affairs Manager

Siaka Salami

Siaka Salami

Finance and Administration Manager

Dan-Asabe Ozayashi

Dan-Asabe Ozayashi

Training and Capacity Development Manager

Emeka Nweke

Emeka Nweke

Research Manager