The Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) on Tuesday commended the Federal Government for its continuous anti-corruption drive and whistleblowing campaign.
Prof. Muhammad Mainoma, ANAN’s President and Chairman of Council, gave the commendation at the opening ceremony of the 5th Session of 2020 Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme in Abeokuta.
Mainoma said that the association was committed to assisting the Federal Government in ensuring discipline and prudence in the management of the nation’s resources.
He, however, noted that the government’s anti-corruption agenda had greatly boosted the nation’s value and integrity, particularly through the recovery of looted public funds.
The ANAN president urged the Federal Government to ensure the redistribution of the looted funds to revamp the economy and improve the living standards of Nigerians.
He also said that ANAN had established the Society for Forensic Accounting and Fraud Prevention (SFAFP), as part of efforts to provide machinery for training, supervise and regulate the practice of forensic accounting and fraud prevention.
Mainoma urged members of ANAN to register with SFAFP to boost their professional competence and foster a corruption-free society.
He added that ANAN had also maintained a synergy with the government by ensuring that its erring members were punished to serve as deterrent to others.
Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, who declared the event open, applauded ANAN members for their roles in the nation’s development, saying that accounting was at the heart of all professions.
The governor, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Shuaib Salisu, however, urged ANAN members to reinvent themselves and be creative so as to meet up with the demands of the 21st Century.