The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has called on accountants to uphold the professional ethics, standards, and best practices, to enable them to contribute to the development of the economy.
Speaking in Osogbo on Tuesday, he noted that professionalism and integrity were central to the accounting profession. Hence, the need for the practitioners to uphold the tenets and flush out the bad eggs.
The governor made the comment at the 6th Session of Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme, organised by the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), held in Osogbo.
The governor said, “It is heart-warming that your association organises the annual Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme to build the capacity of your members, integrate new members into the family and interrogate issues that are germane to the nation’s economy.”
He added that the war against corruption could only be won when all hands are on deck at the institutional and personal levels, adding that ANAN occupied the forefront in the task.
He stressed that “New entrants into the accounting profession are its strength and hope.”
Hence, he advised that the best hands are recruited into the profession. He admonished senior members to endeavour to mentor the younger ones to sustain the integrity of the profession.
The ANAN President and Chairman of Council, Prof. Muhammad Akaro Mainoma, appreciated the governor for his support and magnanimity in hosting the association describing the governor as “an organised, youthful, energetic, trustworthy, orderly, loving and acceptable governor.
Mainoma further added that the governor’s laudable achievements are evident in the drive at boosting the Education, Agriculture, Mining, Textile and Tourism sectors in the state, strengthening of the state’s capacity for internally generated revenue, fostering industrialisation and sustenance of safe and peaceful state for citizens,”