From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
The Niger state Governor, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu has called on the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) to as a matter of necessity produce a new generation of Accounting Professionals in the country that would compete favorably with the outside world in financial reporting and practice.
The Governor who spoke in Minna on Monday night during the North Central Presidential Dinner organized by the Association said, inaccurate financial reporting in the country by accounting professionals has led to inability of both government and corporate organizations to know it actual turn over.
The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Hon. Ahmed Musa Ibeto told the association that as one of the professionals accountancy bodies in Nigeria with over 50, 000 members in both public and private sectors, ANAN must strive hard to meet up with standard global practices in accurate financial reporting.
While commending the activities of the association, the governor maintained that only strict adherence to the ethical value of the accounting profession that guarantee standard financial reporting and auditing.
He pointed out that despite challenges facing the Association, government at all levels have felt the impact of the association and
therefore assured it of his government support to enable it succeed.
Earlier the President of the association, Alhaji Sakirudeen Tunji Labode said that the objective of the dinner was to among other things make it presence know within the zone and to sensitize it members and other stakeholders on the activities of the association.
“It is also meant to appraise ourselves in terms of performance and public perception and to challenge ourselves in terms of short comings and to observe areas os slacks so that we can double our efforts towards uplifting the status of the association in particular and the accounting profession in general.
The president disclosed that as part of initiative towards actualizing the vision and mission of the association, it has moved closed to other global and regional accounting bodies by securing membership of IFAD, PAFA, ABAWA and host other bodies”.
He therefore challenged ANAN members to as a matter of necessity, raise to the occasion in terms of performance, be it in the public service, private practice and even in the employment of others, stressing that “we must continue to look inward and introduce measures aimed at promoting quality assurance if our mission and vision are to be truly achieved” he said.