Accountants in Nigerian seaports have been charged to advance the science and values of accountancy in the administration of the ports.
The Chairman of Mainland Branch of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) Evangelist Akinola Soares gave the charge while inaugurating the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Chapter of ANAN at NPA headquarters in Lagos last week.
The ANAN Mainland Branch team was received by the Ag. Managing Director, Mohammed Bello Koko represented by the General Manager of Finance, Mr. Sylvanus Ezugwu, along with ANAN members serving at the NPA.
Speaking, Evangelist Soares stated that the visit offered his team an opportunity to interact with the management of NPA as well as engage its members with the view to deepen accounting education and practice, in the operations of the authority.
Soares further stated that the Association has series of programmes of mutual benefits with tertiary institutions towards advancing the science of accounting through organising quizzes, debates and public lectures and sought the support of the NPA towards achieving these goals.
Responding, Mr. Sylvanus Ezugwu thanked the delegation for the visit and commended the Association for approving and establishing the NPA Chapter.
He stated that as a going concern, the professional inputs of accountants were key to the effective performance of the NPA in the discharge of its mandate while promising that Management would support any programme towards enhancing high accounting standards and practices.
The Lagos Mainland Branch Chairman later administered the oath of office on the executives who would manage the affairs of the Nigerian Ports Authority Chapter of the Association.
The NPA Chapter Executive Committee includes the General Manager (Audit) Mr. Mohammed Kolo as Chairman, Mr. Adebayo Ajayi as Secretary, Miss Joy Nathan as Treasurer and Mrs. Elle Iwereibor as Public Relations Officer.