ICAN President Dame Onome Adewuyi FCA has commended the Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde for supporting the Institute as shown in the recent donation of N10 million towards the building of the Ibadan & District Society Secretariat.
Dame Adewuyi made the commendation on Friday at Oyo State Government House, Ibadan, when she led some members of the Institute on a courtesy visit to the governor. She also commended the governor for employing chartered Accountants in the service of Oyo State both as career civil servants and political appointees.
She underscored Governor Makinde’s efforts to eliminate corruption in the State public service as exemplified in the promulgation of “the Oyo State Anti Graft Edict aimed at punishing all proven cases of corruption, financial mismanagement and misappropriation of government funds in the State”.
However, the 56th President drew the governor’s attention to some policies in the state civil service which were to the detriment of chartered accountants and called for remedy. These include the policy placing entry point Chartered Accountants in Oyo State at level 8 contrary to level 10 which members enjoy in Lagos and Ogun states. Another policy which the ICAN President also wanted reconsidered is the requirement that Chartered Accountants should write Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) examinations for promotion.
Similarly, the ICAN President pleaded with Governor Makinde to ensure that qualified Chartered Accountants in the teaching service of the State who had passed the conversion examination be migrated to the State’s Civil Service both at the Local government and State levels.
In his response, Governor Makinde expressed appreciation for the role ICAN has continued to play in building technical manpower for the State and the country at large especially in the accounting, finance and related fields. He promised to look into the president’s requests with a view to taking actions that would move the state’s economic developments forward.