By Muhammad Jamil Abubakar
The President of the National Association of Accountants of Nigeria, ANAN Dr James Ekerare Neminebor has charged new fellows of the association to be professional and maintain core values in the discharge of their duties.
The ANAN National President said this in Gombe during the 3rd session of 2023 ANAN, Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme, themed “ACCOUNTING BEYOND NIGERIAN BORDERS.”
Speaking at the event, Dr James said every member of a professional body aspires to attain the highest level in the chosen profession and this applies to members of ANAN as a professional organisation as well.
The President urged the new members to associate with branches, participate in activities and programmes and observe ethics in their professional duties.
In a remark, the Gombe State Governor Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, said the achievements recorded so far by his administration were a result of a sound financial management system that functions within the realm of an effective accounting environment.
The Governor who was represented by his deputy Dr Manasah Daniel Jatau noted that without a prudent and diligent application of financial and human resources, organisations and government institutions alike may derail from the basic norms of effective management which can eventually lead to a system collapse.
He challenged the Association to rise to the tumultuous global economic meltdown occasioned by the covid-19 Pandemic and the ongoing Russian/Ukrainian war, saying Accountants have a big role to play in stabilising the economy.
The Deputy Governor noted that despite being second to the last of States with the least statutory allocation, Gombe has been able to effectively manage its resources to the applause of many national and international organizations, including its ranking as the best in Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria.
Dr Manaseh commended the leadership of ANAN for choosing Gombe State to host the event.