By: Alfred Saiki,
The Chairman of Chartered Institute of Taxation Nigeria (CITN), Jos District and Society, Mr. Isaac Wadak, (FCNA, ACTI) has explained that, “Taxation is the present and future of Nigeria”.
Mr. Wadak, made this statement when he led members of the body on a courtesy visit to the Director General of the Nigerian College of Accountancy, Kwal, in Bassa Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau State, on the 10th of July 2019.
“Taxation is the present and future of Nigeria, so the partnership between CITN and ANAN cannot be over emphasized. Our visit here is to build on the already existing relationship the Institute has with the College. We see you as a very good partner in the development of Taxation in Nigeria”, Mr. Wadak Explained.
Mr. Wadak, further informed the Director-General (D-G) ANAN that his desire is to see that, the College and CITN , further synergize in terms of membership and organizing of Trainings for members. He also briefed the D-G of the formation of Jos Tax Practitioners Forum, which is an offshoot of members of CITN Jos and District Society, who are practitioners and Licensed Chartered Tax Practitioners (LCTP).
In his remarks, Mr. Wadak also encouraged ANAN members to specialize in Tax, considering the importance of taxation to nation building.
The Director-General of the Nigeria College of Accountancy, Dr. Kayode Olushola Fasua, in his welcoming address, told the visitors that, the College is the first of its kind in Africa and second (2nd) globally.
He equally appreciated the Members of CITN for the visit and promised that the College would, as much as possible, synergize with CITN Jos and District and Society within their capability especially with the fact that, “CITN and ANAN, have signed an MOU at the top level”.
He also stated that, CITN and ANAN have much to gain, if the two bodies work together for the betterment of both. He similarly disclosed that, he is also a fellow of the CITN since 2011 and that this year alone he has attended three different programs of CITN and that he would encourage his members, who are not CITN Members to join CITN and those, who are already members to be more serious.
On the upcoming CITN MPTP, expected to hold on the 3rd of September, 2019 in Jos, the D-G equally assured the Chairman of CITN Jos and District and Society and his EXCO that, he would look into the possibility of sponsoring some of his staff to attend.
To receive the CITN delegate are top management team of the College:
Mr. Jonathan C. Nwagboso FCNA (Director Curriculum),
Dr. Friday E. Akpan CNA (Director Centre for Accounting Research),
Mr. Mathew B. Okike CNA(Director of Studies)
Mr. Elvis O. Egberi CNA (College Accountant),
Mr. Yoko Emmanuel Victor CNA (Head Internal Audit)
Mr. Cyril Benard MNIPR (College PRO)
While the entourage of the Chairman CITN Jos District and Society comprised of:
Mr. Ganan Wash Pam ACTI (Vice Chairman)
Mr. Dadar Reuben Amos ACTI (Secretary General)
Mrs. Racheal Ibi-kuzhu ACTI (Member)
Mr. Kumfi YunanaYusufu ACTI (Welfare/Publicity Secretary)
In a vote of thanks by the CITN Members, Mr. Dadar Reuben Amos (ACTI), congratulated the D-G, who he said he was his former lecturer and wished him a successful reign and hope that the relationship currently being built between the two bodies be sustained.
The visit climaxed with a presentation of gift by the College D-G to the Chairman CITN Jos District and Society, Mr. Isaac Wadak, (FCNA, ACTI).