The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) has expressed its readiness to collaborate with Kwara state government, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and National Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIC) to fight corruption.
The ICAN Ilorin and District Society Chairman, Mohammed Baba Ibrahim disclosed this on Tuesday at Investiture/Award Dinner held at Banquet Hall, Ilorin.
Mohammed Baba Ibrahim said the move will complement anti-corruption efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari administration and minimize fraud activities within the state civil service.
‘His words: ‘We intend to collaborate with the Public Account Committee of the Kwara State House of Assembly, EFCC and NFIU to organize a continous workshops for our members and other Heads of Accounts from the LG and State service on how to combat or minimize fraud in the State.
”Any member found wanting in misappropriating public fund or abetting politicians in financial crime, if reported to the Institute would be made to face the Investigating panel of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. However, if he’s found guilty, the panel would send him to face the disciplinary tribunal for proper hearing and thereafter, he would be blackmailed, while his/her certificate would be withdrawn and his/her name would be published in the National dailies.”
He revealed that Ilorin and District Society will Catch Them Young Programme where the Secondary School Students are targeted for sensitization workshop in order to encourage and expose them to become a Chartered Accountant.
In his address, Kwara state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq solicited for citizen’s support in the administration drive to tackle corruption and ensure prudent management of resources.
Governor Abdulrazaq represented by his deputy, Kayode Alabi said the state government will use available resources to build infrastructure, improve health sector, uplift standard of education, instead spending public fund to satisfy few people.
Highlight of the occasion was the presentation of award of excellence to KW-IRS Chairman, Prof Muritala Awodun, Olomu of Omupo, Oba Yakubu Adebayo Buati II, Alhaji Tajudeen Abdulkadir Audu, Lukman Mustapha, Suleiman Oluwadare Ishola, Alhaja (Dr) Bolanlr Maryam Yusuf, Olori Misitura A lake Gbadamosi and Yusuf Olaolu Ali (SAN).
Dignitaries at the event include Secretary to Kwara State Government, the Speaker Kwara Assembly, Hon Yakubu Salihu Danladi represented by Hon Amuda, former APN Governorship candidate, Mohammed Abubakar Mohammed, traditional rulers and others