This was even as the agency commended the management of the Bayero University, Kano for the proper utilisation of the interventions it received from Tetfund, reiterating the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari administration to improving the standard of tertiary in the country.
The Chairman of Tetfund’s Board of Trustees, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, stated this at the Annual Tetfund/Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) interactive Forum in Kano during which the agency also inspected Tetfund intervention projects at the University.
“We are happy about what we saw in Bayero University, Kano because it is one thing to make funds available to the universities, it is yet another to utilise such interventions properly. The stakeholders contributing to Tetfund can only feel encouraged when they see that their contributions are making the necessary difference in transformation of our universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education.
“On the part of Tetfund, we will continue to engage all stakeholders as well as insist on the judicious utilisation of funds made available to the tertiary educational institutions”, Ibrahim-Imam said.
Also speaking at the interactive forum themed “New Thrust in Sustaining the EDT Collection During COVID-19 Pandemic for Effective Service Delivery of the Fund”, the Executive Secretary of Tetfund, Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro, commended the commitment and diligence exhibited by FIRS in collecting the funds on behalf of the Tetfund.
While equally commending the management of Bayero University for proper utilisation of Tetfund’s interventions, Bogoro noted that FIRS’ diligence had made it possible for Tetfund to discharge its mandate without much hitches.
“We have never found them wanting, nor have we had any cause to quarrel. To me this is an indication of the integrity and honesty of the FIRS personnel”, he stated.
Earlier, the Executive Chairman of the FIRS, Alhaji Muhammad Mani, who was represented by Director of Collections, Mr. Pam Davou, reaffirmed the commitment of his agency to discharging its responsibility with utmost zeal and commitment to ensure that the nation’s institutions of higher learning lived up to expection.
Speaking, the Vice Chancellor, Bayero University, Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas, commended Tetfund for the infrastructural development in the university where the agency has so far funded 108 projects.