Friday, 24 February 2017

ANAN ends 1st MCPD Programme to strengthen Accounting profession

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Nwogha Simeon, Awka

The Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) held her first 4-day Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MCPD) programme at Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre Awka  yesterday with the aim of chart the course of the Association’s professional developmental strategy.
          The conference, which its theme was strengthening public sector financial management in time national economic recession, witnessed the presence of key players in the accounting profession in the country.

In his welcome address, the State Chairman of the association, Sir Raph Nwike expressed joy over the success of the workshop, noting that the platform would enable the Association as a professional body to chart a new course that would in contribute in bringing the country out of the present economic recession.

Sir Nwike who chronicled the progress made by the organization so far to include bringing the members closer in order to achieve their common goals, securing land for the building a befitting secretariat of the association in the state among others, insists that all hands must be on deck to make the Accounting an enviable profession.

He however called on the young accountants to as a matter of necessity to join the professional body of their chosen career in order to benefit and growth from the profession.  

In her speech, the former speaker Anambra StATE House of Assembly and Currently the Commissioner for Transport, Anambra state, Rt. Hon. Princess Chinwe Nwaebili who was the Chairman Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the workshop noted that the choice of the theme of the workshop was apt and timely considering the economic situation in the country.

Rt. Hon. Princess Nwaebili insists that because of the economic challenges facing the unemployed graduates in the country, many untrained persons have delved into Accounting practices where lots of try and errors abounds, and it seems the public have lose confidence in the authenticity of Accountant results produced in Nigeria. 
She however maintained that efforts were on top gear towards sanitizing the profession and restores the public confidence in accounting practice in the country.
She said, “It is with joy I announce to you that ANAN has recorded many inductees today as a result of the fervent awareness being created across the country and Anambra state chapter of the body leading the way.

In a brief chat during the workshop, the chairman, Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MCPD), Mr. Audu Hassan Ohida said that the association has declared war against quacks that has invaded the profession which made some people to lose confident on the authenticity of the result produced by Accountants in the country
Mr. Hassan who disclosed that in shortest time, any accountant without license would be dealt with decisively insisted that institution of higher learning has huge roles to play in order to produce accountants that meet international standard.
In his goodwill message, the Anambra State vice charman of the ANAN, Mrs Nkechi Vera Ofoedu said if the government would give the body adequate support, which would enable them to carry out training, and retraining of their members, issues of quacks would not be mentioned let alone detected among the accountants in the country.
Mrs Ofoedu maintained that Anambra state chapter of the body has mapped out modalities to trash quacks out of the system and spearhead the implementation of quality assurance in the profession thereby restore the lost hope of the public.



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