Saturday, 16 May 2020

ICAN honours EFCC Chairman Magu with 2020 Merit Award

ICAN Honours Magu with 2020 Merit Award

 According to the statement released by the EFCC;

The Acting Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC , Mr. Ibrahim Magu has been honored with the prestigious Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria,ICAN’s 2020 Merit Award.

The award was presented to him by ICAN President, Mazi Nnamdi Okwuadigbo in Saturday, May 16, 2020, virtually through an ICAN Webinar .

The award presentation through electronic video conferencing system, featured nine awardees and lasted one hour, thirty minutes.
Okwuadigbo, while justifying the conferment of the Award on Magu, said that the EFCC’s Chairman is an icon “who has been religiously leading the crusade against corruption through the EFCC.

Explaining further, he said that Magu is a “worthy ambassador” whose award was approved after painstaking scrutiny of his contributions to the Accounting profession and the country as a whole .
Special Guest of Honour at the occasion , Otunba Olutola Senbore described Magu as a steadfast and disciplined head of Nigeria’s foremost anti-corruption agency . “He deserves the award more than anyone else”, he said .

Other awardees include , former ICAN President , Mr. C.O.O Oyediran; former ICAN Registrar , Mr. G.M. Okufi; managing partner , Kalu Kalu &Co, Elder Kalu . I.  Kalu; Professor of Accounting at the   Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Taiwo Asaolu; Country Senior Partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Mr Uyi Akpata and Company , Architect Harcourt Adukeh.
Two cooperate organizations, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the university of Calabar were also honored with an award each .

The Award was earlier scheduled to hold in April 25, 2020 but was postponed due to the ravaging Covid-19 scourge across the world
In his acceptance speech ,Magu expressed delight at his choice for the Award and described it as a personification of ICAN’s support for the anti-corruption fight .

He dedicated the Award to all Accountants in Nigeria , stressing that the Corona virus pandemic has drastically change the course of the world “and as Accountants , we have a duty to do and a role to play in the new world order .

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