Teju Somorin is the first female professor of taxation in Nigeria. She is the immediate past president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and the immediate past president of the West African Union of Tax Institutes (WAUTI). Currently, she is the head of the Association of African Tax Institutes (AATI), the pioneer head of the taxation department of Caleb University, Lagos State, and Adjunct Professor of Taxation and Fiscal Policy at Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria.
In 1982, Ms Somorin became the first Nigerian to obtain an MTAX Degree, from the University of Paris. She also holds a diploma in accounting, an MPA, a doctor of letters degree and a PhD in taxation and fiscal policy. In 1989, she became the third winner of the tax essay competition of the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) in London. Ms Somorin has more than 40 years’ experience in the Nigerian tax system, including 34 years at the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), from which she retired as a group director. At FIRS, she took part in major tax reforms, reviews of tax laws and enforcement activities. Ms Somorin is a prolific writer, with 133 publications in taxation, including the much sought-after two-volume TEJUTAX reference book on the Nigerian tax system, the product of 12 years of extensive research. She is a life doctoral fellow and council member of the European Institute of Financial Directors (EIFD) and a senior honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. In March 2018, she was appointed one of the eight fiscal commissioners for the Nigeria Fiscal Policy Roundtable of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG).