It was a night of reunion, celebration and fun for the members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Ilorin and District Society and other invited guests at the Investiture and Award Night Ceremony, which was held at the Kwara State Banquet Hall on Tuesday, 27, August 2019. The laudable event once again attracted crème de la crème from both private and public sectors in the State.
The newly elected executives of ICAN, Ilorin are Mohammed Baba Ibrahim, Chairman; Oyolola S. Ade, Vice Chairman; Deacon Bello Oluwafemi, General Secretary; Abubakar Maimunat, Treasurer; Salami Adebayo Nurudeen, Financial Secretary; Oloruntoba Foluke Omowumi, Publicity Secretary; Ezekiel A. Adigbole, Technical Secretary and Salawu Babatunde, Assistant Secretary.
The Executive Chairman, KW-IRS, Professor Muritala Awodun, a consummate administrator par excellence, who was also part of the awardees at the event, was ably represented by Mr Rufai Kabir, Head of Accounts, KW-IRS. The tax guru was recognized for his exceptional performance and unmatched achievements in the Public Sector.
Other award recipients are Oba Yakubu Adebayo Buari II (Olomu of Omupo), Alhaji Tajudeen Abdulkadir Audu, Alhaja (Dr) Bolanle Maryam Yusuf (Wife of the business mogul, Executive Chairman, Kam Wire Limited), Alhaji Suleiman Oluwadare Ishola, Mallam Lukman Olayiwola Mustapha, Olori Misitura Alake Gbadamosi (The Jewel of His Royal Majesty, Oba Gbadamosi, the Olofa of Offa), Yusuf Olaolu Ali (SAN).
In his speech, the newly elected ICAN Chairman, reiterated his commitment and willingness to take the responsibilities and challenges bestowed upon him as the Chairman. He added that, ICAN is a renowned Nigeria professional body with its international and national recognition for its outstanding performance in the accounting profession since its inception in 1965.
The President also expressed his gratitude to all members for their unflagging support and valued contribution towards the huge success recorded at the investiture and award ceremony.
Among those who graced the august occasion were the Deputy Governor of Kwara State, Mr Kayode Alabi; the SSG to the State Government, Mr Mohammed Shaaba Jibril; Emir of Shonga, Prof. Haliyu Yahaya. top government officials, House of Assembly members and members of the public.