- President Muhammadu Buhari's war against corruption has been consistent in the last three years
- Governor Aminu Masari is seeking support for the president's war against graft
- The governor sought the support of the accountants in the country to ensure the president succeeds
Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state has urged accountants in the country to intensify efforts toward exposing the Chief Executive Officers of ministries, departments and agencies involved in corruption.
Masari made the call on Tuesday, April 10, while receiving Alhaji Shehu Ladan, the national president, Association of Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), who paid him a courtesy call in Katsina.
The governor said that the chief executive officers could not just dip their hands into the public treasuries without the roles of accountants who were custodians of public funds.
Masari further explained that the process of nation building was a collective responsibility of all and sundry. He charged the accountants to live above board so as to prevent massive looting by unpatriotic officials in line with President Buhari’s anti-corruption war.
Earlier, ANAN president told the governor that they were in the state for the second session of the 2018 Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme (MCPD). He said that during the programme, new members would be orientated and inducted.
He said that theme of the programme is: “Enhancing Proficiency in Professionalism in Public and Private Sectors.’’
Meanwhile, Nigeria has been elected into the global steering committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) alongside France, Argentina and Romania for a period of three years beginning in October 2018.
This was announced on Tuesday, April 3, by the OGP in Washington DC, United States of America.
Reacting to the news, minister for justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), stated that the Nigerian government is grateful for the opportunity and is determined to advance the open government agenda.
“The government of Nigeria is excited at the opportunity to serve as a member of the OGP Steering Committee. Nigeria is committed to improving anti-corruption measures on asset recovery and the establishment of beneficial ownership register as well as citizen engagement through the use of technology. We look forward to working with other countries, particularly in Africa, to further the OGP principles,” Malami said.
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