“There is mess to clean up in Nigeria” – President Buhari tells accountants

President Buhari has stated that his experience as both a military and civilian Head of State has given him the opportunity to observe the country’s accountability system and the mess that has to be cleaned up.

The President made the remarks while meeting with a team from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), led by its President, Mrs Comfort Olu Eyitayo, at the State House in Abuja on April 8.

President Buhari praised the institute’s efforts to ensure probity, accountability, and transparency, but called for greater diligence and professionalism.

“Having served as a military Head of State, and returned to politics to serve as a President, after losing three elections, I have seen the system of accountability in the country, and the mess to be cleaned up,’’ he said in a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina

The President, who said professionals in various fields, especially accounting, provided the strength and framework for thriving economies, assured that his administration would continue to engage experts to gain measurable and reliable results.

President Buhari, who described ICAN as a “social stabilizer” of the economy, said he would go through reports and recommendations of the institute on inclusivity and strengthening the nation’s accounting system for growth.

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