ICAN President Dame Onome Joy Adewuyi FCA has expressed delight at the strong influence of elders of the Institute on different facets of the Nigerian economy.
Speaking at an interactive session with lCAN elders in Ikorodu & District Society at the weekend, Dame Adewuyi said the accounting elders have continued to shape the financial, economic, social and political landscapes of the country for over 55 years.
The President described four of such elders in Ikorodu & District Society of lCAN as “an inspiration and beacon of hope for the younger generation”. They include Prince Tajudeen Adedapo Odofin, Prince Oladapo Ogunleye, Prince Mobolade Adedipe and Prince Abiodun Ogunleye.
She noted their continued support for Ikorodu & District financially, morally and also through participation at the District’s events, including the Catch Them Young Programme. She thanked Prince Abiodun Ogunleye a former Deputy Governor of Lagos for being ICAN ambassador in politics in addition to providing financial and moral support to the District Society.
The 56th President explained that the leadership of the Institute executes the advocacy mandate of lCAN vigorously and has continued to” act in the public interest.
Meanwhile the 56th President has decorated Mr. Biodun Akinwobi FCA as the7th Chairman of Ikorodu & District Society. At the investiture held over the weekend, Dame Adewuyi charged the new executive committee to take the responsibility of raising the bar of professionalism in the District and beyond. She asked them to creatively surpass the successes of past administrations.
She reminded them that District Societies are the mouthpiece and representatives of the national body in their jurisdictions and hence, “the executive and members of Ikorodu & District Society are ICAN ambassadors in Ikorodu and its environs as well as ambassadors of other international bodies lCAN is affiliated to, such as the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW), Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and the Association of Accountancy Bodies in West Africa (ABWA)”.