The former Ambassador of Nigeria to South Africa and Minister of Internal Affairs, Tunji Olagunju has called on accounting practitioners to set the pace for good governance in the country.
The former minister made this call during the 17th Conferment of Fellowship Status on Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) certified accountants on Tuesday at ICAN Centre, Lagos.
Olagunju who was the Guest Speaker at the event said that the fight against corruption should be championed by accountants whose job is to be proactive in financial administrations, as he added that they must do so with probity.
Meanwhile, the 57th President of ICAN, Alhaji Rasak Jaiyeola in his speech also supported Ambassador Olagunju’s advice as he charged the inductees to live up to the billings of ICAN Motto – accuracy and integrity.
According to him, ICAN is a major stakeholder in the economy of Nigeria and they must utilise the technology advancement to deliver better and faster financial tasks, adding that
He said; “ICAN must reconnect with other sectors and thereby translate the business environment.’’
He noted that Uber, a multinational city transport firm, does not own a single vehicle but rides on the ease of doing business as offered by the internet to deliver cutting edge transport service.
The Fellowship Status of ICAN is the highest a member can attain in his professional career as a Chartered Accountant.
Concise News understands that ICAN, now currently has a membership of 46,591 out of which 13,287 are fellows.
1,301 eligible Chattered Accountants were inducted and awarded the distinguished honour.