ICAN Seeks Government Cooperation for Second Accountability Index Assessment

ICAN President Mazi Nnamdi Okwuadigbo, FCA, has called for the cooperation of the three tiers of government to enable it conduct the second assessment of the ICAN Accountability Index (ICAN-AI).

Mazi Okwuadigbo said the support of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja was particularly necessary to ensure that its assessors and coordinators access the data that would enable it prepare the second AI report which is currently on-going.

Speaking recently when he paid a courtesy visit to the Enugu State Governor Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, at Government House, Enugu, the ICAN President said the support of States’ Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) is crucial to the success of the project.

He said that the Index was developed as part of the Institute’s strategies to promote best practices in public finance management. According to the President the thrusts of the Index was to drive efficiency in resource utilization in the public sector, eliminate wastes and sharp practices as well as promote transparency in public governance across the three tiers of government.

Mazi Okwuadigbo who was received by the Deputy Governor of the State Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo said the Institute was “willing to collaborate with Enugu State in areas of capacity building for its members of Staff in accounting and other related fields”.

He added that ICAN was not relenting in its resolve to continue to be governments’ partners in accounting and other related issues in the collective task of nation building. In her response, Mrs. Ezeilo, said the Government of Enugu State holds ICAN in high esteem and was ready to partner with the Institute and other willing institutions for sustainable development of the state.

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