The Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has received with a cheerful heart, the request by the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) to establish the south-south region of the College of Accounting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
The Governor, who pledged his administration’s resolve towards the success of the establishment in the state, was reacting to an earlier request by the President of the Association, Anthony Chukwuemeka Nzom, when he led a delegation of its national leadership to the Governor’s Office on a courtesy call at the EXCO Chambers in Calabar.
Laying emphasis on the importance of the institution to the nation at large, Ayade challenged the association to attack corruption and condemn it in its entirety by making sure that accountants are people with ethics, knowledge and integrity.
The President of ANAN said that the Association was established in 1979 and is recognized as the number two professional Accounting body in Africa by the Pan-African Federation of Accountants, which is the continent’s body for professional accountants.
Mr. Nzom told the Governor that the establishment of the institution in the state became imperative, following its serenity and less congestion which is conducive for learning without external distractions.
The body sued for the cooperation of the Ayade-led government towards the successful establishment of the institution, in order to afford its intending students the opportunity to access education within the south-south region.