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Okowa congratulates new ICAN president, Onome Adewuyi


Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated Mrs. Onome Adewuyi on her election as the 56th president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

Adewuyi, an indigene of Emevor in Isoko North Local Council of Delta State, was elected during the association’s council meeting at the weekend.

Prior to her emergence, she had served as vice president and member of the governing council of the apex body for accounting professionals in the country since 2007.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor described Adewuyi as an “illustrious daughter of Delta who has brought honour and glory to the state.”


He said Delta was proud of her “sterling accomplishments in a career spanning over 35 years.”

Okowa noted that all the positions she previously held had prepared her for the big task at hand.

The governor said: “I am glad to hear that she has held several positions in the institute, including chair of the Membership Affairs, Staff and Organising, and Investigation Panel Committees.

“I am also aware that her previous services to ICAN include three terms as treasurer, chair, Professional Examinations Committee, 2017 and chair, IT and Image and Publicity Committees and President, Society of Women Accountants of Nigeria (2013-2015).”

He added: “All these positions no doubt prepared her for the task of leading the great institute in the years ahead.

“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I congratulate our illustrious daughter and renowned accounting professional, Mrs. Onome Joy Adewuyi, on her election as the 56th President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

“It is my prayer that God will grant you wisdom and knowledge to lead the institute to greater heights.”

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