JOS – The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) on Friday pledged to ensure prudent management of accounts of firms and organisations for economic transformation of the country.
Mr Yakubu Gyang, newly elected Chairman, ICAN, Jos District, made the pledged in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) shortly after his election at the institute’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Jos.
“As accountants, we are duty bound to ensure that all financial statements of firms and organisations are prudently management for the growth and transformation of the nation’s economy.
“We are professionals, who should be seen checkmating corruption and being whistle blowers against corrupt practices, no matter what it takes,“ he said.
Gyang pledged to ensure that the ICAN members were continually trained, especially in the area of ICT, to handle financial statements of firms and organisations effectively.
He challenged ICAN members to be good ambassadors of the institute wherever they found themselves and should work tirelessly for the growth and development of the country.
“Although your protection and that of your family members are paramount, don’t allow your clients to interfere with your work, but bring to bear your wealth of experience. “
Gyang, who took over from Mr Egegwu Emmanuel, said the nation’s economy was on course, in spite of the Global recession and activities of Boko Haram that badly affected it.
The ICAN chairman called on Nigerians to have faith in the economy and work hard to build it for the desired transformation and growth.
Earlier, the AGM saw emergence of new executive members of the institute, including Mr Kutus Martins as Vice Chairman, Mr Dioyoor Julius (General Secretary) and Mrs Nkiruka Lovina (Treasurer).
Others are Mrs Tekon Lorita, Assistant General Secretary; Mr Benard Akali; Financial Secretary and Mr Okoye Ola, Social/Publicity Secretary. (NAN)
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