has disclosed its readiness
to partner with the Institute
of Chartered Accountants
of Nigeria, ICAN, to train
civil servants on forensic
The Head of the Civil Service
of the Federation, Mrs Winifred
Oyo-Ita, disclosed this when
the leadership of ICAN paid
her a courtesy visit in Abuja.
According to a press
statement signed by the
Information Officer 1 and Media
Relations on behalf of Director
Communications, office of the
Head of Civil Service of the
Federation, Akinwumi Taiwo
Olufunke, and made available
to Nigerian Pilot in Abuja,
Mrs. Oyo-Ita said that time
has come for the inculcation of
new innovations and proactive
attitude to improve the skills of
civil servants thereby ensuring
better service delivery to
Mrs Oyo-Ita said the training
of civil servants in forensic
investigation will not only
restore the integrity of the
service but will also help to
achieve the goal producing
Efficient, Productive,
Incorruptible and Citizen-
Centred, EPIC, civil servant.
“Training of civil servants
in forensic investigation will
not only restore integrity and
dignity of the service which the
present administration hopes
to achieve, but also an Efficient,
Productive, Incorruptible and
Citizen-Centred, EPIC, Civil
servant,” she said.
According to a statement
signed on behalf of the
director of communication by
Akinwumi Taiwo Olufunke,
Mrs Eyo-Ita believes accuracy
and integrity place the
accounting professional above
board in the discharge of duties.
She added that this agrees
with the newly adopted
International Public Sector
Accounting Standards, IPSAS,
an accrual based standard used
for the preparation of general
purpose financial statements by
government and other public
sector entities around the
world to enhance the quality,
consistency and transparency
of public sector financial
reporting world -wide.
In his remark, the President
of ICAN, Mr. Otunba Deru,
said that there was need for
nomination and sponsorship of
accountants in the civil service
to enable them attend courses
outlined by its professional
body in order to enhance their
skills, noting that knowledge is
perishable when not renewed.

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