On October 21, 2019, President Dekle received more than 20 members of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) in her office. They were in Yola for a training program.
While welcoming the team, President Dekle commended the work of the accountants as helping to attract foreign investors to Nigeria. "I fully support you in the work you do."
The Second Vice President of ANAN, James Ekerare Neminebor, who led the delegation, said they were in Yola for their mandatory continuing education program (MCEP).
He further said that ANAN operates the Nigerian College of Accountancy and since AUN has an accounting program, collaboration is possible.
"When students graduate from here, they will come to our college. We will give them the professional training and you will be proud that you have given some people academic training. The ANAN Director of Financial Operations, Ibrahim Damare [of AUN], announced that five staff members of AUN are members of ANAN, two of whom are fellows.
"And one of our staff will soon be inducted."
He said that just like in other professions, the Association has codes of conduct.
VP Finance & Administration, Olanipekun Olanrewaju, said it was working in AUN that allowed him to be in very close contact with ANAN members and he has perceived them to be competent.
"It is a noble association; I can attest to their competence. The ANAN members in our midst have represented you so well… We are proud of your ANAN members; they are contributing to our financial well-being in AUN."
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa