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Delta reiterates commitment to advancing inclusive economic growth

Delta State Government has pledged continued commitment to promoting inclusive economic growth and strengthening financial management for sustainable development.

The State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, gave the pledge when he received on courtesy visit, the 59th President and Chairman Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, Dr Innocent Okwuosa and his delegation at Government House, Asaba on Wednesday.

Oborevwori represented by his Deputy, Sir Monday Onyeme, a fellow of the Institute, said Delta would continue to partner with the Accountants’ body for improved services in revenue generation and service delivery.

“On behalf of the Governor of Delta State, I warmly welcome you to our state and I thank you for recognising the fact that our state is a major stakeholder in the Institute.

“Not every State can boast of producing two past Presidents of the Institute and we are very proud of the sterling contributions of our son and daughter, Professor Francis Ojaide and Dame Onome Adewuyi to the Institute.

“The Government of Delta State would do everything possible to improve our partnership with the Institute especially in-house training of our accountants.

“We have been collaborating with ICAN in the past but I can assure you that more collaboration will come to manifestation.

“We have also been sponsoring members to attend our annual conference every year and as finances improve we will sponsor more members,” he said.

He assured that his administration would appoint more Chartered Accountants into the state service especially as there were plans to reposition the State Board of Internal Revenue.

He said: “We are in the process of rebuilding our internal revenue service to make it more efficient and effective for revenue generation.

“In the process of making our revenue generating service more effective, we will hire more professionals including chartered accountants.”

Earlier in his remarks, Dr Okwuosa congratulated Governor Oborevwori on his victory at the polls and commended him for choosing one of their own, Sir Monday Onyeme as Deputy Governor and for other appointments within the state civil service.

He commended past Presidents of the Institute from the state, Professor Francis Ojaide and Dame Onome Adewuyi for their contributions to the growth and development of the body.

He appealed to the Governor to consider appointing more Chartered Accountants into the state Civil Service for improved service delivery and increased revenue generation.

“The mandate given to you by Deltans speaks volume about the confidence they have in you and and it is our prayer that God will give you the wisdom and strength that is required to deliver on this well deserved mandate.

“As an Institute, ICAN advocates for better accountability and transparency in public finance management with the establishment of our Accountability Index,” he stated.


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