The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service,(FIRS) Muhammad Nami received the Management of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai on a courtesy visit to his office in Abuja, with emphasis on revenue collection for more development.
He praised the University Management for the sacrifice being made in seeing to the growth and development of the Institution.
Mr. Nami paid a glowing tribute to Founding Fathers, particularly Late Engr. Abdulkadir Abdullahi Kure nurturing the University to a sustainable stage.
The Executive Chairman thanked the Vice Chancellor and his team for inviting him to the forthcoming Convocation ceremony and the honour to name the Professional Office building under construction after him.
He reiterated his commitment to the completion of the project as scheduled.
Speaking on the requests made by the Vice Chancellor, the Chairman assured that it would be looked into when funds are available, and that a team would be sent to the University to assess the possiblity of intervention.
He further commended the University Management on the zeal and commitment to establish the Department of Taxation, as tax collection today amounts to over sixty percent of the nations revenue which is used in the provision of basic amenities.
Mr. Nami then advised other Universities, both conventional and non- conventional to emulate IBB University, because without tax provision, social amenities and services would be a herculean task.
Earlier, the Chancellor, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu congratulated the Executive Chairman for his well-deserved appointment, and on his appointment as the Chairman of the Common Wealth Association of Tax Administrators.
He appreciated the Chairman and his Management team for the intervention brought to IBBUL for the Construction of a thirty-two number Professorial Offices currently going on.
Professor Adamu further notified the Chairman on the omission of furnishing, water and electricity and an alternative power supply for the building during the packaging of proposal of the project, and requested for the inclusion these components into the contract.
He then informed the Chairman of the University’s intention to establish Department of Taxation to cater for the much needed manpower for the nation in the area of Taxation.
The Executive Chairman was further informed of the University’s forthcoming combined convocation scheduled for November this year and hoped that the building which is to be named after him would have been ready for commissioning by the Chairman during the ceremony.
Highlights of the visit were exchange of gifts by the two establishments.