ICAN Lauds Covenant’s Support for Zonal Conference
The Ota District of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) has commended the support so far received from Covenant University on the forthcoming Zonal Conference of the professional body to be hosted by the University.
The Chairman, Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the conference, Pastor Olufela Sokenu, gave the commendation on Friday, November 17, 2017, when he led members of the LOC to pay a courtesy visit to the Management of Covenant University. He said that ICAN still counts on Covenant’s support as the district steps up its preparation ahead of the conference, scheduled to hold from February 12 – 15, 2018.
Unfolding plans for the conference, Pastor Sokenu said the LOC was working on getting the Chancellor and Chairman, Board of Regents, Covenant University, Dr. David O. Oyedepo, to bless the gathering. According to him, the organisers also expect the Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and former President Olusegun Obasanjo to grace the event.
He said the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant, Professor AAA. Atayero, will be the Special Guest of Honour at the conference, where workshops will be held on Budgetary Process, Producing for Export, and Current Tax Globally. Pastor Sokenu urged the Management of Covenant to endeavour to sponsor faculty and staff of the University, who are members of the Ota District of ICAN including others who may be interested, to the conference.
While expressing ICAN’s trust in Covenant to provide excellent facilities and logistics for the conference, Pastor Sokenu added that Ota District would like to collaborate with faculty of Covenant to train bursars in Nigeria and West Africa. The training programme, he said, will hold after the zonal conference.
In their comments, Dr. Uwalomwa Uwuigbe and Dr. Stephen Ojeka, representing the Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences, Professor Philip Alege, and Head, Department of Accounting, Dr. Olubukunola Uwuigbe, respectively, said the Conference LOC should involve the department in its preparations. They said the department has stand-by committees that could help in such endeavours.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, in his remarks, thanked the ICAN Ota District, for finding Covenant worthy of hosting the zonal conference. He said the University will offer the required support to ensure success of the conference.
On the sponsorship request for ICAN Ota District members at Covenant, Professor Atayero said the University has the tradition of supporting professional participation at conferences and the ICAN zonal conference will not be an exception.
Also at the meeting were the Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Sunday Abayomi; and Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Dr. David Omole.