Kano State Support Insititute of Chartered Accountants

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His Excellency Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR received a courtesy visit from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ICAN, Kano and Jigawa District under the leadership of Mallam Ado Abubakar the delegation was received by the Governor at the council chambers.

Governor Ganduje expressed his profound appreciation to the ICAN delegation for the visit, and he also commended them for their professionalism, and other efforts that they have made to develop Kano in particular, especially the construction of 300 seater lecture theater at Maitama Sule University, donations books, training of lecturers from the tertiary institutions in Kano among others.

Earlier in his remarks, the chairman of the Kano/Jigawa district Mallam Ado Abubakar said that they're in the government house Kano, to express their appreciation to the administration of Governor Ganduje, especially for the numerous developmental achievements recorded under the administration of Governor Ganduje, such as implementation of TSA, revenue generation and completion of inherited projects among others. He briefed the governor on some of the activities of ICAN in the state, which included signing of Mutual Cooperation with Tertiary Institution (MCATI) with Yusuf Maitama Sule University which made it the 1st University in Northern Nigeria to benefit from the scheme.

Mallam Ado Abdullahi also made a special request for the state government to sponsor some of its students, for a Catch-them-young program which is designed to start grooming potential Chartered Accountants immediately after completing their secondary education. The program operate under the Accounting Technician Scheme West Africa (ATSWA). The scheme provides Middle level accounting manpower and provide its graduates opportunity to join and pass the Professional examination of the Institute without going through tertiary Institution. The program is recognised in the Nigerian Scheme of Service and the holders of the ATSWA are placed on grade level 6 in the Nigerian civil service.

The Governor then handed over the Certificate of Occupancy CofO to the association, for a plot of land donated to them by Kano State Government since 2013 but they couldnt get the certificate due to administrative bureaucracy, and also directed the Head of Service of the state to liase with them for coordinating the sponsorship of the states students into their programme.

Salihu Tanko Yakasai
Special Adviser New Media
Government House Kano
April 30, 2018