ICAN Induction: Former Minister Charges Accountants To Set Pace For Good Governance

The former Minister of Internal Affairs, Tunji Olagunju has called on accounting practitioners to set the pace for good governance in Nigeria.

The former minister who is also a former Ambassador of Nigeria to South Africa
made this known during the 17th Conferment of Fellowship Status on Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) certified accountants on Tuesday at ICAN Centre, Lagos.

Olagunju who was the Guest Speaker at the event said that Accountants whose job is to be proactive in financial administrations, as he added that they must do so with probity should champion the fight against corruption.

Meanwhile, Alhaji Rasak Jaiyeola, the 57th President of ICAN in his speech also supported Ambassador Olagunju’s advice as he charged the inductees to live up to the billings of ICAN Motto – accuracy and integrity.

According to the chairman, ICAN is a major stakeholder in the economy of Nigeria and they must utilise the technology advancement to deliver better and faster financial tasks. He said; “ICAN must reconnect with other sectors and thereby translate the business environment."

He also said that Uber, a multinational city transport firm, does not own a single vehicle but rides on the ease of doing business as offered by the internet to deliver cutting edge transport service. The Fellowship Status of ICAN is the highest a member can attain in his professional career as a Chartered Accountant.

Trending Accounting understands that ICAN, now currently has a membership of 46,591 out of which 13,287 are fellows. 1,301 eligible Chattered Accountants were inducted and awarded the distinguished honour.