By Ibukun Emiola
Dr Temitope Babajide, Chairman, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Ibadan District Society, says the institute will promote networking and provide empowerment for its members.
Babajide stated this during a courtesy visit to Bakertilly Nigeria in Ibadan on Thursday.
She said that the association would bridge the existing gap between the older members and the younger ones to enhance inclusiveness toward building a strong district society.
While seeking the support of the company, Babajide said part of the five cardinal agenda of her administration would be members’ inclusiveness, welfare and empowerment.
“We want more members to come into the fold. We want to encourage members and have various activities that the young ones will be able to identify with.
“We intend to have a membership handbook and this will be launched at our annual dinner scheduled for December,” she said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ICAN team was received by Senior Partner, Bakertilly Nigeria, Mr Mark Ariemuduigho, and other principal officers of the company.
Ariemuduigho said that the company would continue to support ICAN in achieving its objectives, as it had always done over the years.
He urged ICAN to reflect on the present economic situation and come up with innovations that would help its members to meet up with the challenges of the time.
“Bakertily has done its own bit to support the association and we will continue to do that. We will not relent in our efforts at seeing the council stand strong in Ibadan,” Ariemuduigho said.
According to him, the company will pay the subscription of its staffers who are ICAN members and grant them permission to attend its meetings.
The senior partner urged the institute to organise more technical sessions in order to stimulate members’ interest in joining the district.
Also, Prince Oyebade Oyedepo, a past chairman of institute and board member of Oyo State Anti-corruption Agency urged ICAN members to join the state government in its fight against corruption by reporting corrupt practices. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by ‘Wale Sadeeq