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Tackle corruption, experts, ANAN tell accountants

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Muhammad Akaro Mainoma


Accounting experts and the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) have challenged accountants to use their expertise to tackle corruption in the country.

Worried that corruption in the country is still on the increase, they argued that accountants should be at the forefront of the fight against corruption and not be found wanting.

President of ANAN, Prof Muhammad Mainoma, who bemoaned the upward swing of corruption cases in different sectors of the economy, said accountants should champion the campaign against corruption with the aim of bringing Nigeria into the fold of corrupt-free countries in the world.

Mainoma, while speaking to journalists during the fellowship conferment ceremony of 526 new Fellows into the association, on the sidelines of the just concluded yearly in Abuja.He urged them to uphold the highest level of ideals, values and integrity of the noble profession, as well as worthy ambassadors of the association.

“You must refrain from all unethical conducts, guard your public utterances, especially on matters affecting the association and the profession and serve as credible models for the younger members of the association.

“This is a responsibility you must be ready to take as professional accountants and senior members of the association by engaging in more pragmatic and developmental plans through consistent trainings and intelligence.”

The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of ANAN, Dr. Nuruddeen Abdullahi, also urged the Fellows to ensure that they contribute their quota to sustainable development of the country even as they maintain integrity.

While welcoming them aboard the new level of accounting profession, Abdullahi tasked them to continue to acquire more skills to enable them grow in their career and businesses. He urged them to participate actively in activities of their branches and at the international level.

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