Buhari calls on Accountants and Auditors to join in fighting corruption

At the event, the President of ICAN, Isma’ila Zakari, proposed that the institute would always contribute in nation building. And would comply with the whistle-blowing initiative.
President Buhari
President Buhari/ Photo credit: davinadiaries.com
In Abuja on Tuesday 17, 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari via the Accountant General of the Federation, Alhaji Idris Ahmed. The President advised all the Accountants in the federation to join in fighting corruption in the country.

President Buhari, during the Annual Conference of the Institute of chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) highlighted that Accountants and Auditors have important role to play in graft war.

The President reiterated that the Federal Government is committed in making the Nation a better place.

He said: “The government remains committed to tackling unemployment, improving productivity and ease of doing business. We remain resolute to deliver good governance to Nigerians.
Transparency and accountability remain key elements in the general conduct of government businesses. Hence, this administration is fully committed to the timely implementation of accrual-based international public sector accounting standards with a view to deepening public financial management reforms.”

At the event, the President of ICAN, Isma’ila Zakari, proposed that the institute would always contribute in nation building and would comply with the whistle-blowing initiative.

The Whistle-blowing policy gives room for Accountants and Auditors. To expose any act by anybody against the national laws and regulations to relevant authorities.

Also, he urged Accountants and Auditors to make the interest of Nigeria their priority.

Meanwhile, report has it that EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Monday, October 16, 2017, had arraigned former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Clement Illoh Onubuogo.

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The APC-led Federal Government of Nigeria has being firm in fighting corruption in the country. Also the Federal Government has been working in hand with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to reduce corruption rate in the country.

 

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