The National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA NIGERIA), Ondo Chapter of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) has been inaugurated with a charge to accountants to equip themselves with new skills and be in tune with modern trends to act like their counterparts globally.
The Ondo State branch Chairman of ANAN, led by Mr Ojo Francis who also doubles as the State’s Deputy Accountant General was at the Institute’s headquarters recently to inaugurate the new chapter on Wednesday October 6, 2021. The team was received by the Director-General of NIEPA, Prof. Olivet Jagusah represented by the Institute Bursar, Olukayode Osinuga, along with ANAN members serving in NIEPA Ondo.
Speaking at an elaborate ceremony held at the NIEPA Headquarters in Ondo City, Ondo; Ojo said the visit offered his team an opportunity to interact with the management of NIEPA as well as engage its members to deepen accounting education and practice in the operations of the Institute. He later administered the oath of office on the NIEPA branch executives of ANAN consisting of Mr Bola Adejori MMP, CNA as the Chapter Coordinator, Amoo Amos as Secretary and Mrs Lolade Ojolayo as PROWAN Woman Coordinator.
The Chapter coordinator who spoke to NIEPA New Media in an interview, said “we are challenging our members in NIEPA to rise to the occasion and be part of the innovations in accounting practices all over the world. Time is gone when we used to think accounting is about debit and credit. Many other things follow and new areas emerging and we want our members to be part of it” Adejori said.
Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) is the only chartered professional accountancy body in Nigeria empowered by law to teach as well as examine all its students. Besides, it is the only body having the absolute power to advance the science of accountancy. The Association was formed on 1st January 1979, incorporated on 28th September 1983 and was finally chartered by Decree 76 of 1993 on 25th August 1993.