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ICAN Tasks Accountant-General On Financial Stability, Accountability

For improved economy, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) has called on Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Dr. Oluwatoyin Madein, to ensure financial stability, transparency and accountability in the polity.      Its president, Dr. Innocent Okwuosa, gave the charge during a courtesy call on Madein in Abuja. He observed that the AGF office carries immense responsibilities, especially now that the country faces a rapidly evolving economic landscape, regulatory framework and endemic corruption.   He said: “As the Accountant-General (of the Federation), you have the responsibility for maintaining the financial stability, transparency and accountability of the nation as a whole.”  Okwuosa assured her of the institute’s support to ensure effective management of government finances, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the country’s budget and other fiscal management obligations.   He added: “We understand the enormity of your responsibilities and we will continue to encourage you and all our members in the public and private sectors to adhere to the profession’s ethics to succeed.” Responding, Madein thanked the team for the visit and solidarity.          She said: “I acknowledge the enormity of the task and I’m aware that the expectation is very high, especially in relation to accountability and transparency, which I believe the institute has a lot of resources in stock to give all its members and non-members to follow. The ethics of the profession are there, beckoning on us on how to handle our activities so as not to be caught in the web. We cherish them and it will continue to be our watchword.”      

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