By Ossom Raphael
Abuja- The Managing Director, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Bello Hassan, has charged members of Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) to uphold the core values of accuracy and integrity in order to earn public confidence and respect within the financial services industry.
Hassan, gave the charge during a courtesy visit by the ICAN National President represented by one of the Council Members, Sofura Seghosime and Chairman of Abuja District, Bosede Ikhanoba and other ICAN Executive Members to the NDIC head office in Abuja.
In a press statement to our correspondent and signed by Bashir Nuhu, Director, Communication & Public Affairs Department, Hassan, explained that both the NDIC and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) relied on the works of third parties which include external auditors and reporting accountants in the Risk-Based Supervision (RBS) of deposit taking institutions.
Hetherefore stressed the need for ICAN members to ensure strict compliance to the high standards expected by the institutions in the discharge of their responsibilities.
According to him, “we place a lot of reliance on the work of external auditors that audit our banks or rather all deposit taking financial institutions. We want to see consistency in the way accountants express opinions over audited financial statements.
The NDIC Boss, pointed out that among the Nation’s MDAs, the Corporation has one of the largest number of chartered accountants amongst its workforce. He therefore reiterated the Corporation’s commitment towards continued collaboration with the Institute in enhancing the skill and capacity of members in its employment.
Earlier, the Council Member in company of the Abuja District Chairman had said they embarked on the visit on behalf of the Institute’s National President, Dame Onome Joy Adewuyi to solicit the collaboration of the NDIC in the Golden Jubilee Annual Confeence of ICAN which scheduled to hold between 5th and 9th April, 2021.
She congratulated Hassan on his recent appointment as NDIC’s MD/CE, noting that this was a testimony to his vibrancy, hard work and invaluable contributions to the growth of the banking sector for over 30 decades.
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