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ANAN tasks fellows on governance, ethics

By Benjamin Alade and Toyin Olasinde   |   18 October 2016   |   2:14 am

ANAN President, Anthony Nzom

ANAN President, Anthony Nzom

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The President of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Anthony Nzom, has urged new fellows of the association to maintain the core values of good corporate governance, sustainability reporting and ethics.

Speaking at the conferment of Fellowship of ANAN on deserving members of the association in Lagos, Nzom said the aspiration of every member of a professional body is to attain the highest echelon in the chosen profession and this applies to members of ANAN as a professional accountancy organisation as well.

He said: “We are in a pivotal time in history, with dynamism taking centre stage in the affairs of mankind. We must be strategic and concerted in attuning to this standard.

Current trends in global practices remind us of the daunting nature of our task in reflecting more quality behaviour in our undertakings, through core values of good corporate governance, sustainability reporting and ethics.

“We must handle these tasks head on. These tasks are neither for the faint-hearted nor for the ambivalent but it requires the best in fine skill and standards,’’ Nzom said.

He described the award as a call to greater service delivery, responsibility and responsiveness in working toward ensuring international best practices.

Nzom urged the new Fellows to exhibit exemplary leadership, especially to those aspiring to be Fellows to be more active at activities.He charged members to be visible at the all levels, eschew unethical behaviour and live above board to champion the campaign against corruption in its body polity and uphold the highest level of ideals, value and integrity of the profession.

Meanwhile, the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has concluded arrangement to admit into its fold, a new set of Associates Members (ACIB) of the Institute.

The induction programme, which is set to holds on 22nd October in Lagos, would attract distinguished members of the banking community, corporate organisations, Council Members, Fellows and Honorary senior members.

The Guest Speaker, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group, Mr. Luis Gravito, will present the induction address titled ‘From Recession to Sustainable Growth: Identifying & Implementing Quick Economic & Financial Wins in the Nigerian Economy’ while the Special guest of honour, HCIB the Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Willie Obiano, will address the graduates on another relevant subject.

Among eminent bankers to be honoured at the event are Mr. Herbert Wigwe, Group Managing Director/CEO, Access Bank and Chairman of Banks CEOs; Mr. Ahmed Lawan Kuru, Managing Director/CEO, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON); Mr. Ifiesimama Melvin Precious Sekibo, Managing Director/CEO, Heritage Bank Ltd; Mallam Bello Maccido, Chairman, FBN Merchant Bank Ltd and Mr. Adebisi Folashodun Shonubi, Managing Director/CEO, Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc.Also, CIBN President, Prof. Segun Ajibola, will chair the occasion, while the Registrar/Chief Executive, ‘Seye Awojobi, will be the chief host.

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