The new Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Lagos Mainland and District Society (LMDS), Abidemi Olawunmi, has pledged ICANs commitment toward enhancing capacity for the development of local firms.
Olawumi, who made the pledge during her investiture as the 25th chairman of LMDS, stated that the initiative is part of the institution’s project for the 2019/2020-chairmanship year, which is targeted at developing the accounting profession with a view to helping members sharpen their skills and updating their intellectual capacity for relevance.
Olawumi revealed that the birth of the Professional Practice Support Service (PPSS), will ensure the platform for the development of local firms through training and exposure to best practices.
She also made it known that other projects will focus on the grassroots programme for the development of the accountancy profession, innovated to encourage students to take interest in accountancy as a career prospect.
According to Olawumi, books and materials of benefit will also be donated to schools to be visited and promotion of the institute’s corporate social responsibility will be displayed by attending to the needy and bringing out succour to the less-priviledged through visits to orphanages and old people’s home.
Olawumi said others include annual accountant’s conference, LMDS workshops, and training programmes to impact on revenue positively, and building projects, staff welfare anf training, among others.
In his remark, ICAN President, Mazi Nnamdi Okwuuadigbo, congratulated the new chairman for her relentless effort in driving the district forward in positive light.