The Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr. Anthony Mkpe Ayine, says he is irrevocably committed to manpower development to satisfy the needs of the Nation in all aspects of the Audit profession.
Mr. Ayine stated this today when the 13th President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, (CITN), Chief Cyril Ikemefuna Ede, paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja.
According to the Auditor-General, the emerging trends in auditing such as forensic auditing and environmental auditing among others demand high level manpower development and sharpening of skills, in order to meet the challenges of the times.
Mr. Ayine also pledged to cooperate with the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria in this regard, promising that the office of the Auditor-General will send representation to the 20th Annual Tax Conference scheduled to hold from the 8th-11th May, 2018 with the theme; “Institutionalizing Tax Paying Culture in a Developing Economy”.
Speaking earlier, the President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Chief Cyril Ikemefuna Ede, who led a 7-man delegation made up of the Institute’s Council Members, told the Auditor-General that his team’s visit was to inform the AuGF about the Institute’s flagship event; the 20th Annual Tax Conference, scheduled to hold in May this year.
According to the President, “Being a key stakeholder, we deem it necessary to come here to see how we can work together towards having a successful event. We therefore seek for your support to sponsor the conference as well as sponsor more staff to this year’s event.”
The President also sought for areas of possible collaboration between the two Institutions, particularly training for auditors, which he said can be structured based on peculiar needs that would enhance staff capacity in the discharge of their functions.
Ben Bem Goong
Deputy Director, Information.