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ICAN chapter to focus on human capital development, policies for growth


The Chairman, Institute of Chartered Accounts of Nigeria (ICAN), Ikorodu and District Society, Oluniyi Odewale, has said that his administration would focus more on human capital development and policies that would move the district and the institute forward.

Odewale, who disclosed this at the just concluded inaugural executive retreat organised by his district described ICAN as a strong reference point when it comes to capacity building and knowledge sharing.

According to him, the institute is not limited to accounting and finance knowledge but cuts across general business, personal development, leadership and organisational management.

Odewale described the theme of the retreat: “ICAN District Society: A Platform for leadership, personal and professional development” as apt and intended at keeping executive members abreast of the genesis, purpose and success story of older district societies in order to enrich their knowledge and understanding.

He noted some of those steps taken at the retreat which were to be executed as leveraging on the incumbent ICAN President, Alhaji Rasaq Jaiyeola’s encouragement of entrepreneurship among the members, not limiting Accountants to credit and debit alone.

He remarked that accountants are trained to ensure businesses survives and therefore would be successful entrepreneurs.

“Accountants would effectively use their skills of finance management, data analysis, corporate governance to ensure that they upscale small businesses to global brand so that after their retirement, they would have something to fall upon and continue to contribute to the economy”.

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