The 52nd president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Deacon Titus Alao Seotan, FCA visited Nnamdi Azikiwe University on a courtesy call recently. The visit which was led by the Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Prof. Kanayo Nkanebe, was aimed at interacting with the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, FAS and the staff, especially those who are members of the institute. Knowing full well that the University have many staff who are ICAN members, it was an opportunity to meet with them one on one. Also, he had an interactive session with the students of the Department of Accountancy on ways to help them become Chartered accountants, before or after graduation.
It is worthy to note that the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) is a professional accountancy body in Nigeria. It is one of the two professional accountancy associations with regulatory authority in Nigeria, the other being the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN). ICAN has the mission statement: “To Produce World-Class Chartered Accountants, Regulate and Continuously Enhance Their Ethical Standards and Technical Competence in the Public Interest.
Speaking during the visit, the Vice-Chancellor thanked the president and his team for coming to UNIZIK. He said his visit would re-assure the students that becoming a chartered accountant is achievable. The University, he said, is aimed at training manpower for the development of the country, hence when such visits come up, it is very well appreciated. Prof. Ahaneku urged staff of the university who are not part of ICAN, to try and do so, as it would give them edge and balance in terms of accessibility and mobility.