The Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) has been lauded for sustaining professionalism in service delivery over the years.
Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Idiat Adebule, made this commendation at the opening of the 6th Session of ANAN 2018 Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MCPD) Programme in Lagos.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Deputy Governor, Yetunde Odeajayi, Adebule identified with the association for helping to instill consciousness of probity and accountability in the minds of workers in both the public and private sectors.
She also commended the leadership of ANAN for sustaining the culture of professionalism among its members over the years.
She said the annual gathering of professional accountants across the country had been helpful in sharpening the skills of the practitioners and in exposing accountants to new professional standards both locally and internationally.
“This training is very apt and ANAN is doing a fantastic job at making sure that the training is compulsory for its members because of the strategic nature of the profession,” she said.
“Accountants have the professional know-how on the management of funds and where things are getting wrong or where leaders are mismanaging resources, they are always there to advice.”
National President and Chairman of ANAN, Alhaji Ladan Usman, thanked the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, for the courtesy and hospitality that all the members of the association enjoyed and ensured that the 6th Session of MCPD was hitch-free at for the entire members of the Association.
Usman, however, commended the Federal Government for its efforts to address the challenges of transparency, accountability, corruption and poor service delivery through the public finance management reforms.
He also encouraged States that were yet to adopt the International Public Sector Accounting Standards, IPSAS to do so, as it helped governments in making better decisions in resource allocation. He said that the association was ready to partner with any tier of government in training its workforce for the full implementation of IPSAS.