Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami, has said that the federal government has engaged more women in various positions now more than at any other time in the past.
According to the FIRS boss, the Service has been “supportive of women and mothers in their respective desire to become professionals in their chosen careers.
“Today, there are more female directors in the Service than any other time before now. This is our own way of empowering the women and mothers to be able to provide care and support to their families and the society.”
Muhammad, in a statement today, March 15 on the occasion of this year’s International Mother’s Day, said: “the Federal Government has equally appointed more women into positions of authority than any previous administration. This is heartwarming considering the enormous potentials with which the women are endowed.”
He commended Nigerian mothers and their counterparts globally for their untiring contributions to family stability and national development, with particular reference to Nigerian mothers for their “tenacity of purpose and leadership in situations of distress” like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
He regretted with sadness that mothers have become the carriers of the burdens of the society, especially in times of insecurity, wars, pandemics, and other socio-economic eventualities.
“Women and mothers to continue to be positive role models by weaning their children off negative vices such as kidnapping, thuggery, thievery, drug abuse, and other forms of criminality. Our women and mothers have a great role to play in bringing an end to the spate of insecurity in our dear country.”