Mainoma becomes chairman of AFAR council
The Association of Forensic Accounting Researchers (AFAR) has elected Prof. Muhammad Akaro Mainoma, as the Chairman of its Advisory Council and Board of Trustees.
Similarly, its President, Dr. Godwin Oyedokun and 1st Vice President, Dr. Titilayo Fowokan have also been elected the as first Vice Chairman and second Vice Chairman of the Advisory Council respectively.
In his new role, Mainoma is to assume responsibilities for leading the association to growth and efficiency, given his experience in corporate governance, public sector and international accounting.
A statement by the Association explained that Mainoma belonged to many professional and academic bodies both in Nigeria and abroad, including the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) and International Association of Accounting Educators and Researchers, amongst others.
He has served in many capacities in both the public and private sector. He was a Commissioner for Finance in Nasarawa State and the immediate past Vice Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
Commenting on his new role, Mainama said, “I’m delighted to be part of this opportunity for a focused research.
As the field is getting recognition in our land, there is need to support it with cutting edge researches to explain phenomena and articulate basis of decision.
“At this board, we shall discuss the possibility of floating a journal of Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation (JFAFI), as soon as possible, to provide an outfit for the publication of forensic researches only.
This will be published twice in a year, specifically March and September.”
In his remark, President of the Association and an Associate Professor at Charisma University, United Kingdom, Dr. Godwin Oyedokun expressed confidence in the capability of the new chairman to drive the association to its goal of curbing financial related crimes, essentially through research, towards economy sustainability.
He also reiterated the commitment of AFAR to enhance forensic accounting research in Africa and beyond.