The Federal Inland Revenue Services has handed over a thirty-two professorial offices building to the Management of of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai as part of its cooperate social responsibility.
Speaking at a brief ceremony, the Chairman, Alhaji Muhammad Mamman Nami, represented by the Service’s Director of Building and Works, Engr. Hassan Abubakar said the building is the brain child of the University as it gave the concept for its implementation.
The Chairman however said that the contract would remain on the site for a period of six months to carry out necessary maintenance.
Documents on the project were handed over to the Vice Chancellor by the representative of the Chairman.
Responding, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu applauded the Executive Chairman of the Service for bringing the thirty-two professorial offices into reality, and that the Chairman has proved to be a man of his words, noting that it was done in a record time with good and qualitative construction materials.
The Vice Chancellor noted that when they were informed that the project would be completed in six to nine months, the Management was amazed, not until the project was completed within the expected time frame.
He expressed his sincere appreciation to the Management team of FIRS for the laudable project and called on other stakeholders to emulate the FIRS.
Professor Adamu explained the University Governing Council has approved that the building be named after the Executive Chairman.
He also said the University made a request for the furnishing of the offices and the request was granted immediately, saying that very soon the building would be put to good use.
The Vice Chancellor further disclosed that the University will mount Taxation as a Programme of study which will be the first in the country.
In his remarks, the Contractor Engr. Kabiru Yakubu of Nurainey Construction Engeering Service Limited appreciated the FIRS and the University Management for giving him the opportunity to undertake the construction, adding that the University’s Department of Works was always on ground to assist him with all the necessary information.
Highlights of the event was the presentation of documents and photo albums of the site the University Management