ANAN Holds Mandatory Training In Jos


BY CHAMBERLAIN ODEY, JOS – The second session of the 2017 mandatory continuing professional development training of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANA) has opened in Jos, Plateau State.
With the theme, ‘Strengthening public sector financial management in times of national economic recession’, the programme will also feature the induction of newly admitted members into the professional body before activities lined up for the programme come to a close on Thursday.
Declaring the programme open Tuesday at the Langsfield Leisure Park, Plateau State governor, Simon Bako Lalong, who was represented by the State commissioner for finance, Tamwakat Weli, called on members of the accounting body to live above board, especially as the anti-corruption war of this administration rages, noting that it is rather unfortunate that accountants are often complicit in cases of fraud in public offices.
In a welcome address, the national president and chairman of the Council of ANAN, Anthony Chukwuemeka Nzom, regretted that “recent developments in our body polity and the entire economic spectrum paint a gloomy state of affairs”. Continuing, he said “this can be traced to poor management of our national resources, leading to the prevailing economic recession that has brought pain and untold hardship on the populace”. The way out, according to him, is “pragmatic approach and result-oriented measures to get us out of the woods”.
Nzom noted that the theme of this training is certainly “contemporary in focus”, and is “loaded with enlightening sub-themes”.
Nzom commended the Federal Government over the recent launch of economic recovery programme. He said “as we battle the effects of the economic recession in our nation, we commend efforts of the Federal Government in launching the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, a medium term plan for 2017- 2020, designed to restore economic growth and provide a support base for the inventiveness of the Nigerian people”.
Accordingly, he called on the government “to use the ERGP as a platform to building a competitive economy by stabilising the micro economic environment, boosting agriculture, food security, driving industrialisation, and providing more employment opportunities in the nation”.

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