The new President, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Prof. Muhammad Mainoma, has urged the Federal Government to improve the pace of implementing the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), as the country’s full recovery from recession rests on this.
Mainoma, who said during his inauguration as the11th President and Chairman of Council of ANAN, recently, expressed optimism that with the favourable outlook in 2019, resulting from the rising crude oil price, growth in external reserves, declining inflation, and GDP growth, there is hope that these would translate to sustainable economic development. Using his name as an acronym, the new president said it was with a determination to consolidate on the attainments by Making Accountants in Nigeria Ordinarily More Attractive (MAINOMA). He equally urged ANAN members to exhibit characters of proficiency, respect, objectivity, fairness, education, selflessness, service and integrity, organisation, networking, ability, learning, image, standardisation and methodological, which he termed as Professionalism. Under his watch, Mainoma said the council would work with other professional accounting organisations (PAOs) to form a joint accounting body, as formidable platform for advising the government, noting that the Federal Government’s National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) needs the support of PAOs in Nigeria. “PAOs must work alongside government, regulators, law enforcement and international bodies to combat corruption, tax evasion, money laundering and to strengthen transparency and accountability programmes,” he said. While commending efforts in institutional and governance reforms, he said ANAN would partner with the three tiers of government to enhance fiscal transparency and accountability governance. During the ceremony, a new ANAN logo as well as its training arm, Nigerian College of Accountancy (NCA) Jos, was unveiled. In his valedictory address, the immediate past president, Shehu Ladan, listed some progress made to uplift the association and its members.