President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, urged accountants in the country to put Nigeria first and uphold strict ethical conducts in the discharge of their duties.
In a message to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) Annual Conference in Abuja, he urged them to become more committed to the on-going was against corruption. President Buhari, in the message read by the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Alh. Ahmed Idris, said, “Accounting and auditing play key roles public finance management through the provision of reliable financial positions of businesses in both public and private sectors. “I urge you to consider the need to review your curriculum to include the impact of cyber crime and security. “Let me appreciate your efforts in supporting anti-corruption campaign of this administration through the establishment of the whistleblower support fund and accountant disciplinary tribunal. “As accountants I urge you to put Nigeria first in all your professional endeavours in a way that negates tendencies towards corruption in order to put Nigeria first, we must entrench a system that would motivate and encourage our teeming youths to focus on innovation as key to achieving long lasting competitive edge. “Nigeria of our dreams is one that must prepare itself for global competition not only in recruitment space but also in the delivery of goods and services to the citizens in line with the SDG.”