The executive chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami, while receiving the management of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai during a courtesy visit to his office in Abuja, emphasized revenue collection for more development.

He praised the university administration for the sacrifice that was made to ensure the growth and development of the institution.

Nami paid a radiant tribute to Founding Fathers, especially Late Engr. Abdulkhadir Abdullahi Kure for raising the university to a sustainable stage.

The FIRS chief thanked the vice chancellor and his team for inviting him to the upcoming convocation ceremony and for the honor of naming the Professional Office building under construction after him.

He reiterated his commitment to completing the project as planned.

Speaking about the Vice Chancellor’s requests, the chairman assured that funding would be looked into and a team would be sent to the university to assess the possibility of intervention.

He further commended the university board for the zeal and dedication to establish the Ministry of Taxation, as tax collection today exceeds sixty percent of the national revenue used to provide basic services.

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In doing so, Nami advised other universities, both conventional and non-conventional, to pursue IBB University, as social security and services without tax provisions would be a mammoth task.

Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu, congratulated the Executive Chairman on his well-deserved appointment and on his appointment as President of the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators.

He appreciated the FIRS President and his management team for the intervention brought to IBBUL for the construction of thirty-two Professorial Offices that are currently underway.

Professor Adamu further informed the Chairman of the omission of furnishing, water and electricity and an alternative power supply for the building during the packaging of the project proposal and requested that these components be included in the contract.

He then informed the president of the university of the intention to establish the Taxation Department to provide much-needed manpower for the nation in the tax field.

Nami was further briefed on the university’s upcoming joint convocation scheduled for November this year and hoped that the building to be named after him would be ready for occupancy by the president during the ceremony.

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