Accountants are most times the intermediaries between the giver and recipient of funds.

President Muhamamdu Buhari recognises this and has therefore appealed to them to assist in fighting the anti-graft war.

Buhari said this while declaring open the Annual Conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday.

The president, who was represented at the event by the Accountant General of the Federation, Idris Ahmed, urged accountants and auditors to put Nigeria first in all their professional endeavours.

He said accounting and auditing play key roles in public finance management through the provision of reliable financial positions of businesses in both the public and private sectors.

The president added that data integrity is paramount in guaranteeing accuracy of liabilities and comparability.

He said, “The Nigeria of our dream is one that must prepare itself for global competition not only in recruitment space but also in the delivery of goods and services to the citizens in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

“Nigerians must work together and all hands must be on deck for our nation to be on the path of sustainable economic growth and development. Our journey towards a united and prosperous nation envisages a strong patriotic competent and highly productive manpower".

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