The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has expressed its desire to partner with the Nigerian Army (NA) in the provision of literature in NA education institutions and in any other way the Army needs its support.
The Executive Chairman of FIRS, Mr Babatunde Fowler, stated this Wednesday when he paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai at the Army headquarters Abuja.
He said, “We are here to express our desire to partner with the Army. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility project, we would be willing to partner the Army in the area of provisions of literature, exercise books, and in any other area that the Army needs our assistance”.
Mr Fowler also commended personnel of the Nigerian Army for their sacrifice in ensuring that the nation is secured.
“ Any individual who is willing to lay down his life for others to live deserves commendation,” he said.
In his response, the COAS expressed gratitude that the sacrifice of the Army is being recognized by Nigerians.
“Defending the territorial integrity of our nation is our constitutional responsibility. And we are happy that we are discharging our responsibilities.
“We have series of schools such as the Army Children Schools, Command Secondary School and the newly established Nigerian Army University Biu, in Borno state. We seek your collaboration towards the development of the university,” he said.
Speaking further, Buratai commended the FIRS for increasing the revenue base of the country.
“We know the position of our economy as at 2015. Tremendous achievement has been made since then. You have increased the revenue base of government.
“With increased revenue, various sectors of the Nigerian economy will continue to flourish and government will work for the benefit of the people,” he said.