The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris yesterday received in audience a high powered delegation of the Research Committee Members of the Association of the National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) at the OAGF Conference Room. The meeting was to deliberate on how best to progress on the issues of Research in Accounting.
Alhaji Idris, observed that Research holds the solution to the myriads of socio-economic problems facing the country and called on the Committee not to be fixated on only core Accounting issues but to consider other aspects of the Nation’s life, particularly on how to raise the moral consciousness of the Nation, solving the unemployment issues as well as security problems.
The AGF recalled how when was newly appointed, he had charged his colleagues to get interested in Research Processes adding that research will help to improve activities of the Treasury . He said he also called on them to identify People of like minds to work with , including the ANAN Research Committee to realize the OAGF ‘s goals.
Ahmed Idris noted that as the Treasury of the Nation – OAGF – has been key to initiating and implementing the various public Finance management reform initiatives for the Government such as; IPSAS, TSA, IPPIS, GIFMIS and several others, adding that only through research can the processes be perfected to meet international best practices. The Accountant General of the Federation reiterated that Research has to be taken seriously and subjected to imperical scrutiny so as to derive maximum benefit and enable the cleaning up of anomalies in the accounting processes.
Concluding, the AGF pledged the support of both himself as well as his Office -OAGF- to the activities of the ANAN Research Committee
Earlier, the leader of the team and Chairperson of the Research and Technical Committee for ANAN, also the President of African Accounting and Finance Association (AAFA) Professor Jane Ande appreciated the Accountant General of the Federation for his unparalleled support for the committee and stated their readiness to see him succeed by partnering with him to deliver on the mandate of the Treasury Office.
She praised the quality of ideas that came from the AGF and his team saying that the team is open-minded and are even proposing working on “Peace Accounting” stressing that until the security of lives and property improves, no nation can develop in a state of insecurity.