Faced with the realities of the challenging times, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), has charged practitioners in the country to be role models to budding accountants and sustaining the integrity of the profession.
The President of ICAN, Nnamdi Okwuadigbo, made the call during 18th Conferment of Fellowship Status on 1,353 individuals held via virtual platform.
The status of fellow is the highest professional designation that can be attained by any member of the accountancy profession worldwide.
Okwuadigbo, who warned that the fellowship status comes with higher responsibilities, challenged the beneficiaries to guard jealously their professional conduct and competence.
He disclosed that ICAN has deployed technology to ensure members are not disadvantaged in their pursuit for continuous professional development since the outbreak of COVID-19, and has issued various materials to aid members’ professional practices. He assured them that the Institute would continue to evolve novel approaches in order to meet their needs.
“The Governing Council of your Institute is aware of the watershed occasioned by COVID-19. While the mandates of the Institute remain unchanged, the model of discharging these mandates is no doubt changing. As a Fellow of ICAN, you have the prestigious mandate to remain ambassadors of Accuracy and Integrity as espoused in our motto,” he said.