By: Joshua Adinoyi
Two Professional Bodies, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Lokoja District Society, and the Association of National Accountant of Nigeria (ANAN), Kogi State Branch, staged a Health Walk in Lokoja, the State Capital with a call on Accountants to be prudent in the discharge of their duties.
The Health Walk, which was staged as part of activities marking the 2022 International Accounting Day, started from the Stella Obasanjo Library, through the Murtala Mohammed way en route General Post office to the Paparanda Round-about and terminated at the Muhammadu Buhari Civic Center Lokoja.
It was the first time ANAN and ICAN are stagging Walk in the State, a development the two bodies described as the begging of greater things to come for the Professional Bodies in the Confluence State.
Enumerating the importance of the Day, ICAN Chairman, Lokoja District Society, Olajide Samuel Alegbeleye, said the Day creates opportunity to celebrate an Italian Mathematician, Luca Pacioli, who wrote a book that gave indebt on the principles and practice of book keeping.
“Accountants should be role models,they should do their work diligently, Accountants should not be part of fraudulent activities, they should be among those fighting corruption in the society” he said.
While speaking about the collaboration between the two bodies in Kogi State, the Lokoja District Society ICAN Chairman explained that greater result is achieved in the atmosphere of synergy and oneness.
While commending Accountants in the State for their efforts so far, Alhaji Ilyasu enjoined them to stay committed to their duties for a better society.
On her part, the Coordinator, Professional Women Accountants in Nigeria (POWAN), Kogi State Chapter, Mrs. Olayintan Mirian Egbu, appreciated members of ICAN and ANAN in the State over the collaboration, saying that the bond of Unity between the two will be strengthened the more.
Mrs. Olayintan Mirian assured that POWAN, which is the women wing of ANAN, is committed towards ensuring that women Accountants lives up to expectations, calling on them to stay focus in the discharge of their duties.