The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, says it will continue to produce world-class Chartered Accountants, regulate, and continually enhance their ethical standards, and technical competence in the public interest in line with the institute’s mission statement.
To this end, it has called on government at various levels to always engage professionals in ensuring economic growth and national development.
The 57th President of ICAN, Mrs. Comfort Eyitayo, made the call during a courtesy visit to the Ikeja and District Society Chapter of the Institute in Lagos.
Mrs. Eyitayo said that the institute would maintain the standard of its training of members and students to enhance the accounting profession, reposition accountants as professionals for greater impact and relevance.
“The government should involve more professionals, because we are experts in finance matters, we are asking for more involvement because throughout the budget process, professionals are necessary and this is what will give confidence to possible investors to come and invest in our economy. The professionals are also going to address areas of minimization of costs and how to best use the minimum resources available to us as a nation and then set priorities”
The ICAN President, eulogized the 34th Chairman of the Ikeja and District Society of ICAN, Mrs. Taibat Malomo, on her achievements and maintaining discipline in the district.
Earlier, Mrs. Malomo, listed some of the achievements made so far in repositioning of the District Secretariat to include change of the signage of the District to conform with the new ICAN logo and the provision of a high capacity power generator.
Mrs. Malomo lauded the ICAN President’s visit and expressed the belief that it would motivate members, especially those not part of the Ikeja and District Society Chapter as part of the District societies of ICAN making waves.
I advise our members to key into all the capacity building programmes that have been set out by the Institute like she said, it can only add value to them. The economy as we all are witnessing is ever changing that one must just be on top of his or her game to be able to cope with the challenges that we are experiencing in our economy”.
The team later proceeded to an accounting firm in Alausa, Ikeja, offering local and international services on assurance, tax, financial advisory and consultancy, before rounding off its visit with a dinner.