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ICAN inaugurates Okoro chairman of Warri district
By Charles Derie
THE national executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) has inaugurated Rotarian Francis Chavwuko Okoro, (FCA) as the 13th chairman and other executive committee members of Warri and District Society of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria at Effurun Warri, Delta State.
Performing the inauguration ceremony the vice president of ICAN and the incoming president of ICAN, Dame (Mrs.) Onome Joy Adewuyi, FCA said she has confidence on the newly sworn-in executive on their ability for effective leadership and commended them and other members of ICAN for upholding the ethic and practice of the accounting profession, urging them to keep it up.
Dame Adewuyi expressed confidence on the ability and commitment of Okoro to deliver quality and purposeful leadership as the chairman of the district, stressing that, they have known Okoro for many years and rely on his commitment, intelligence, efficiency and ability to lead and promote ICAN programmes in Warri and environs.
According to her “I have no doubt that you (Okoro) and your executive will work as a team in order to move your district to higher level. Please continue with your determination, commitment, quality, selfless and exemplary leadership” She added.
In his acceptance speech, Rotarian Francis Okoro, FCA said that his executive would form strategic partnership and collaborate with the business community, private and government organizations within and outside their catchment areas with a view to enhancing and promoting transparency, accountability and responsible corporate citizenship.
Rotarian Okoro assured it would be part of the district duty to carry out from time to time workshops and seminars on record keeping and maintaining tax edge as appropriate for the benefits of the business community.
He further assured that they would build synergy with the key stakeholders like the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Delta State Board of Internal Revenue (DBIR) Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) among others to improve finance and proper accounting.
Accounting to him “Our executive will usher in a robust relationship that will promote employment for our members within these notable financial institutions, and we shall promote efficient and excellent service delivery and encourage our members to exhibit their experience in the practice and increase in tax allied revenue for government.”
Rotarian Okoro stated that there would be increased participation in the activities of ICAN and also APBN to promote programmes of umbrella professional body, adding that they would collaborate with other professional bodies.
He categorically stated that the executive would come up with programmes that would enhance the human capital development of the members.
“We will come up with coordinated paper presentations during our monthly meetings and other forum on contemporary topics on finance, taxation economy, big data, robotics and health to update member’s body knowledge in the ever dynamic world” he added.
Rotarian Okoro affirmed that the Warri District Society would seek to utilize ICAN existing policy to facilitate the building of a centre that would accommodate an ICAN examination hall, district office and library to increase their productivity.