The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), says accountants are aiding the rising spate of corruption among public office holders in Nigeria.
Dr Benard Alkali, the Chairman of ICAN, Jos chapter and District Society in Plateau, said this shortly after he was sworn-in on Friday in Jos.
According to Alkali, a lecturer with the University of Jos, no government official can steal public funds without the knowledge of the accountant.
He said that corruption would drastically reduce in Nigeria if accountants decide to do the right thing.
“Corruption is one of the biggest challenges facing this country today. As I speak, our inflation rate is at about 18.7 per cent. This simply means that our economy is crawling.
“But corruption is not a one-man show, there can be no corruption in an organisation if an accountant is not involved.
“This is why when a case of corruption in any organisation is to be investigated, it is the accountant that the…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper