The Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris, has disclosed that he is ready to support an annual award to the best financial reporting student of the Business School of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
Head of Press and Public Relations, Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF), Mr Oise Johnson, made this disclosure in a statement on Sunday, in Abuja.
According to the spokesman, Idris said this at a meeting with the representatives of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) and NOUN, on the need to develop a platform for further engagement on accounting work.
Idris called on universities and other tertiary institutions of learning to inculcate the appropriate financial reporting values, stressing that the award was to encourage the laudable project.
“This is to encourage the upcoming financial reporters to strive to be the best they can be in the field of study,” he said.
Idris also promised to collaborate with the two organisations to take financial reporting to the next level, adding that he would be one of the pioneer students of the NOUN Business School.
The AGF congratulated the executive members of the council for coming up with such a forum, describing the project as a laudable one, which would ensure adherence to international best practices in financial reporting.
Executive Secretary, FRCN, Mr Daniel Asapokhai, thanked the AGF for his continued support and solicited for improved engagement on accounting duties, personnel deployment and other ways to sustain the synergy between the OAGF and the council for mutual benefits.
Dean of Post Graduate Studies, NOUN, Prof. Mande Samaila, said he also supports the need to establish financial reporting courses in the institutions with activities such as Financial Reporting Clubs and Award giving days.