THE Society for Forensic Accounting and Fraud Prevention (SFAFP), on Wednesday, inducted about 135 accountants as associates of the society.
Delivering his speech during the induction which held at Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN) in Keffi, Nasarawa State, the President of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Anthony Chukwuemeka Nzom noted that Nigeria remained the hob of Africa, despite its current economic challenges.
According to him, “Nigeria remains the hob of Africa, even in our present condition we are still doing well. Our problems are self inflicted. We did the groundnut pyramid in Kano, cotton in Gusau and textile industry in Kaduna. We believe we can turn it round and this is what we are doing to turn it round.”
He stated that only South Africa could equate Nigeria in forensic accounting, pointing out that people from other countries came to copy from Nigeria due to the fact that, “we are broad in our approach to issues. The trustees of this society are ANAN Members that have undone the course elsewhere.
“We don’t have competitor. You may be invited to court to prove your case in court.
“It is your ability to prove that makes the person a criminal. You will be taught on confidence building. Instead of people going to abroad, we have decided to bring it here to make it affordable and accessible.
“When ANAN was established, some people thought we are going to fall on the way, but today it is a success story. We have over three thousand students with the least qualification of HND and BSC”, he added.