The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Alhaji Isa Bello Sali has expressed delight that the main professional accountancy bodies in Nigeria, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) now relate cordially and are cooperating with each other to move the profession forward.
Alhaji Isa Bello Sali made this remark when the members of the Council of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), led by its President and Chairman of Council, Hajiya Maryam Ladi Ibrahim paid him a courtesy call in Abuja.
Speaking further, the Head of Service said that the time has come when what should be of paramount importance to members of the two professional bodies is to fully join governments nationwide to fight the scourge of corruption, which he said their members are strategically placed in the public service to do.
On the issue of entry point for some professional cadres in the civil service, the Head of Service explained that the National Council on Establishments at its last meeting held at Akure, Ondo State, resolved to re-examine the issue holistically and ensure that a unified method is adopted for all professional bodies in the country.
Earlier in her address, the President and Chairman of Council of the Association, Hajiya Maryam Ladi Ibrahim, briefed the Head of Service on developments in the accountancy profession in Nigeria and on some establishment issues that are of relevance to the Association.