By Mahmud Gambo Sani
Kano State governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has said the state Anti-Corruption agency is the strongest in the country.
He made this known during a programme of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) on Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MCPD) Programme, themed: “Good Governance and Accounting Architecture,” held at The Afficent, Nassarawa GRA, Kano, Tuesday.
“In Kano we have the strongest anti corruption institution. As a result of the work of our anti-corruption agency, some commissioners lost their jobs. So also some permanent secretaries and directors with the state civil service lost their jobs,” he revealed.
According to the governor, fight against corruption should also be approached not from curative perspective, it should be approached from its preventive perspective, insisting that, “with this, we will be able to achieve many feats.
“Our anti corruption staff are being trained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other anti-corruption agencies at the federal level, so that they can be acquainted with modern practice in the fight against corruption.”
On the Accountancy as a profession, he stated that, the profession has many things to do with personal attributes, explaining that, “Can Accountancy accommodate selfishness, can it accommodate expensive lifestyle, can it accommodate derailing from the accepted norms and process? It cannot. So this profession has to do with personal attributes.”
In his address, the President and Chairman of the Council of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, Prof. Muhammad Akaro Mainoma, appreciated that, “Your Excellency Sir, your significant strides in the provision of food security through agricultural development, infrastructural developments through construction and rehabilitation of roads, health, security, educational support, electrification development among other laudable achievements are manifestations of your human-oriented governance and value for innovative development.”
He disclosed that, “the association expects all members to be its worthy ambassadors by exhibiting ethical conduct in the discharge of their professional callings. Members are charged to be conversant with the code of ethics of the profession.”
The Chairman explained to the participants that, the programme deals with the concept of Code of Corporate Governance, Public Accountability, Financial Reporting, National Anti-Corruption Strategy, Block chain Technology and Artificial Intelligence.