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ANAN unveils two-year development agenda under new leadership


ANAN President, Anthony Nzom

ANAN President, Anthony Nzom

The Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) has unveiled a 10-point action plan, implementable in the two years tenure of the newly inaugurated President, Anthony Nzom.

Nzom, who disclosed this in his acceptance speech, said that he would dedicate himself to the pursuit of sponsorship of research in “Natural Capital and Peace Accounting; Small and Medium Enterprises/Practices; and sustained physical and infrastructural development.

He also raised stake in the capacity building of the institute’s workforce, both locally and internationally would be attended to.

The accountant, who pledged to develop members’ skills in all facets of operations; maintain and improve international obligations; and partner government at all levels; also committed to maintaining established obligation with tertiary educational and secondary institutions.

The new ANAN president also promised to strengthen the activities of the association’s branches; introduce sporting activities into the curriculum of the Nigerian College of Accountancy (NCA), Jos, deepening and working more closely with the nation’s capital market.

“We must support the Federal Government in the task of national development; aid the Africa Union in charting continental agenda for growth and development and contribute through accounting and financial management to a better global market place,” he said.

According to him, this is the time to stand up and be counted in the struggle for greatness and enduring relevance in Nigeria, Africa and well beyond.

“Today, the rules of engagement are fast changing for the emerging Professional Accounting Organizations (PAO) of our dreams- IFAC, PAFA, ABWA, XBRL, IAAER and Edinburg Group which are fast becoming part of our everyday vocabulary in ANAN.

“As ANAN basks in the euphoria of its new found international recognition, necessity is placed on the association to sustain and improve the tempo of her development. At the formal admission of ANAN into the IFAC, the global body acknowledged our PAO as the leader in Public Sector Accounting in Nigeria and Africa.

“We stand committed to work in partnership with our sister professional body in Nigeria, the ICAN, the continental body, the PAFA and the sub regional body ABWA. To extend international best practices and the highest quality in Accounting, Auditing, Education, Ethics and Good Governance,’’ the ANAN chief said.

According to him, ANAN believes in leadership of ideas- superior arguments and irrefutable logic, cerebration and intellection, raising of bar in productive public debate and national discourse.

He relished the growth of the institute through the “generous cache of leaders, under the trail-blazing and path-breaking leadership of Dr. Johnson Kolawole.

Nzom said he would employ an all-inclusive leadership approach to good governance by deploying all available resources within reach- the staff, Council members, Past Presidents, Governments in Nigeria and international institutions.

“We must hone our skills and develop our practices in the four main strata of the profession – Accounting Education, Public Practice, Industry and Commerce (that is private sector practice) and the Government,’’ the new ANAN president said.

he new ANAN helmsman holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in industrial relations from PSA Brunnel University, England in 1981, a Fellow of ANAN and a member, Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria.

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