Dear highly esteemed professional colleagues,
It is with hearts full of sincere gratitude to God, the Almighty, that we write to acknowledge and appreciate His divine love and benevolences to our great Institute which resulted in the outstanding success that our 49th Conference turned out to be.
Next, we profoundly thank all distinguished delegates to the Conference, members and non-members alike, without whom there wouldn’t have been any Conference in the first place. One thing is clear in ICAN: we are blessed with very committed members, many of whom are always ready to support the Institute and her leadership, no matter the personal costs involved. We are truly indebted to you all. We are also indebted to all our distinguished resource persons who travelled from far and wide to be part of this record re-setting Conference, just as we are grateful to all our sponsors, exhibitors and collaborators of all shapes and shades. Thank you all!
Now, where do we begin to appreciate the Highly Revered 55th President of our great Institute, Maziii… Nnamdi Anthony Okwuadigbo, FCA, very distinguished members of the ICAN Presidency and honourable members of the ICAN Governing Council for their contributions towards the success of the Conference? Like ICAN’s Joy and Madam VP aptly noted in her vote of thanks at the Closing Ceremony, for the first time in a very long while, all members of the ICAN Governing Council graced the just conluded Conference with their physical presence. Amazing message! And so, in particular order (ipo), we are specially grateful to our Joy and Madam VP, Onome Joy Adewuyi, FCA, Madam 1st DVP, Comfort Olujumoke Eyitayo, mni, FCA, the 2DVP and Danmasanin Hadejia, Alhaji Tijjani Musa Isa, FCA, the IPP, Alhaji Rasak Jaiyeola, FCA (AJ Silicon) and the Honorary Treasurer of our great Institute, Double Chief Oyemolu Akinsulire, FCA for their contributions to our success.
As always, we are eternally grateful to all our Revered Past Presidents (PPs) for their singular sense of commitment and responsibility to the Institute, even at the very advanced age of many of them. Thank you so much the Chair of the Body of Revered PPs, Chief Anthony Itoya Ijewere, FCA for your ebullient and classy leadership. Thank you too: Baba Cecil Oyediran, MFR, FCA; Prince Joseph Adebayo, FCA; Baba Michael Oni, FCA; Princess Agnes Adeniran, FCA; Dr. (Sir) Ike Nwokolo, OFR, FCA; Sir Herbert Agbebiyi, FCA; Senator Felix Bajomo, mni, FCA; Bashorun JK Randle, OFR, CFR, FCA; Mama Ibironke Osiyemi, FCA; Otunba AbdulLateef Owoyemi, FCA; Mama Elizabeth Adegite, FCA; Prof. Francis Ojaide, OON, FCA; Baba Adedoyin Owolabi, FCA; Alhaji Kabir Mohammed, mni, MFR, FCA; Mr. Chidi ‘Big Man’ Ajaegbu, FCA; Deacon Titus Alao Soetan, FCA; Mallam Isma’ila Zakari, mni, FCA (my personal Oga) and the IPP, Alhaji Rasak Jaiyeola, FCA. We very truly appreciate your dignifying presence.
At this juncture, I invite every member to recognise, appreciate and applaud the humble efforts of the 54-man (and woman) 49th Annual Accountants’ Conference Committee masterfully and unassumingly led by Hajia Queensley Sofuratu Seghosime, mni, FCA and assisted by the KPMG Guru, Chief Chibuzor Anyanechi, FCA (Mgborogwu). Though space will not permit us to name every Conference Committee member here, we cannot forget our leaders: from Chief DCS Alaribe, FCA, the award-winning and masterful Conference Director, whose well-timed and rib-cracking jokes daily set the stage for a happy and laughter-filled day (remember that “a mad man can do anything!”), to the behind the scene real hardwork of the likes of Mrs. Felicia Bamgbose, FCA, Mr. Tobi Abiola, FCA (MKO), both Honourable Members of the ICAN Governing Council, Chief Tom Onyeagwa, FCA (Idejiuno), Air Commodore Sadiq Adamu, FCA, Sir Jerry Nwanne, FCA and the Registrar/Chief Executive, Mr. John Evbodaghe, FCA and his experienced Management team led by Deputy Registrars Dr. Ben Ukaegbu, FCA and Mukaila Lawal, FCA. This is not forgetting the serious long work of the entire Membership Affairs Department marshalled by Mrs. Folake Olawuyi and our go to IT man and in-house Steve Jobs, Mr. Henry Iheacho. The list is almost endless. We are grateful to you all.
Finally, please be informed that the Conference Communique and technical papers will soon be hoisted on the ICAN website. However, for any enquiry relating to the Conference, please call Adams on 0806 790 8190, Sunkanmi on 0802 861 1102 or Funmi on 0706 071 5121.
I still recall ICAN’s Joy and Madam VP joyfully inviting us all to ICAN’s GOLDEN CONFERENCE come next year.
God willing, we shall all be there to further reset the records and from Madam VP’s antecedents, IT SHALL BE NOTHING BUT GOLDEN!
God bless you all!
God bless the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria!
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!
Mr. Jude Sunny EGBO (JSE), FCA
Deputy Conference Director
For: The 49th Annual Accountants’ Conference Committee
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