Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (7th right) in a group photograph with the 51st President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, Otunba Samuel Olufemi Deru (7th left) and other ICAN Council members during their courtesy visit to the Governor, at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday, 26th August, 2015 restated his administration’s commitment to run an open, credible and transparent administration.
The Governor who spoke when he received the 51st President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Otunba Olufemi Deru, Ikeja at the Lagos House, said as student who passed through the Institute, Lagosians should not expect anything less than an administration of good governance in the next four years.
“I welcome the 51st President of ICAN, Otunba Olufemi Deru and his team and I must say that the visitation is with a number of nostalgia. I must say we are glad to receive you because what ICAN stands for is actually what Lagos stands for in the past 16years”, the Governor said.
He expressed appreciation to the Institute for appointing a chapter for Lagos state and assured the team that like his predecessors in office, his administration would always support ICAN.
“We do boast of a great number of Chartered Accountants in Nigeria. I am also an example that comes with a lot of mantra ICAN stood for. I cannot but say I am a very proud member of the institution. I can say whatever I gained from the institute is what I am doing as the governor and like my predecessors, my administration would always support ICAN”, he said.
He also appealed to the President of ICAN to help implore more members to come to the government, saying that he is personally happy to be identified with ICAN as a sitting governor especially, when ICAN celebrates their 50 years of existence adding that as a student of good governance, his administration would maintain open credible and transparent government.
“Help us have more people coming to government I am a very good student of good governance, we are committed to open, credible and transparent government because we represent that bridge of technocrats and professionals that touch lives of people of the state”, he said.
Earlier, The ICAN President, Otunba Olufemi Deru, told Governor Ambode that he was in the state to congratulate him on his success at the polls as well as to commiserate with the Governor on the June 2 incident where a tanker explosion occurred barely two days after his inauguration as the Governor.
Deru also seized the opportunity to invite the Governor to the Annual ICAN Conference scheduled to hold from August 31 to September 4, 2015, with the theme “ICAN Building on A Legacy of Service”.