Published on Sep 15, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
“The level of integrity that we expect is not necessarily what we are seeing, especially in respect to financial statements and all of that.”
These were the views of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo when he played host to the leadership and members of the National
Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), who paid him courtesy visit today, Friday, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Professor Osinbajo wondered why, as a financial body, ANAN cannot call out individuals who are allegedly tied to some levels of financial crimes to order.
He wanted to see a situation where the body would sanction members involved in sharp practices as a way of helping to curb corruption in the financial sector.
Osinbajo stressed that a high level of integrity by financial institutions would help improve the lives of citizens.
He insisted that financial institutions have a crucial role to play in helping the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to fight corruption and improve the country’s economy.
He however recognised the important roles the association has played in regulating the country’s financial sector since it was incorporated in 1979.
Earlier, the ANAN delegation, led by its president, Alhaji Shehu Usman, praised the Buhari administration for its leadership in the affairs of the nation, the fight against corruption, insecurity and improving the economy.
The delegation appealed to the Federal Government to offer more appointments into key positions in the civil service for its members.
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