President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the support of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in the fight against corruption.
Buhari said this on Tuesday at the 48th national conference of the body in Abuja.
According to Buhari who was represented by Budget and National Planning Minister Udo Udoma, every Nigerian has a role to play in the crusade against corruption.
“Let me first say that with regard to fighting corruption, you have a special contribution to make as accountants in this regard,” he said.
“Your members serving as accountants and auditors can bring to bear your special skills in ensuring that books and records are properly kept.
“Working closely with the statutory agencies responsible for fighting corruption, ICAN will no doubt assist the government in its effort at fighting this national malaise.”