The Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) President, Alhaji Shehu Ladan, said the association had improved its curriculum to include Agricultural Accounting at the Nigerian College of Accountancy (NCA), Jos, Plateau State.
Ladan, who disclosed this in the premises of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in Abuja after “ANAN Walk for Economic revitalisation, said: “The accounting system would capture a situation where investments in the Agricultural sector could be properly recorded and analysed. We want to take the lead in the Accounting profession, we are trying to establish Agriculture Accounting. We have been in Abuja since Monday brainstorming on issues of national economic importance and today, we exercise ourselves to shake off stress.”
In a statement, Ladan explained that the association’s mission was to advance the Science of Accountancy in Nigeria, pioneering a multi-disciplinary emphasis in the production of well-blended and well-honed professionals, profound in knowledge, skillful in practice and ethical in conduct. He explained that ANAN decided to establish a college in Jos, the first of its kind in Africa and the second after the Scottish College.
The ANAN President also noted that the association became members of Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and other international Accounting bodies.
“IFAC has tagged us (ANAN) as the leading Accounting association in the Public Sector Accounting,‘’ Ladan said. He said the association was ready to partner NTA on training. We have established French Language Laboratory in Jos and by the time our members are bilingual, they will be able to take up more jobs outside Nigeria,’’ he said.
Receiving the ANAN President and other members of the association, the NTA Director of Finance, Alhaji Islmaila Ahmed, said NTA and ANAN would continue to partner.