To eradicate poverty, address unemployment through entrepreneurship programmes, ICAN tells FG

By AdvocateNews on 23/09/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,488


The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria has said that the dearth of entrepreneurship programmes is one of the reasons for the huge level of poverty and unemployment rate in the country.

This was one of the highlights of a communiqué issued at the end of the annual accountants’ conference held in Abuja.

The communiqué, which was jointly signed by Chairman of Council of ICAN, Nnamdi Okwuadigbo, and Chairman of ICAN Conference Planning Committee, Queensley Seghosime, called on the government to address the issue of unemployment and poverty by creating start-up entrepreneurship programmes for youths.

The programme, it noted, must be supported with the right policies and low-interest funding.

It also recommended a three-way approach to the Federal Government in its fight against corruption.

The institute urged the government to adopt education, prevention and sanctions in its anti-corruption drive towards positioning the economy to grow in a sustainable manner.

“Some of the agencies created to fight corruption appear to be overwhelmed by the enormity of the problem and have in certain instances adopted strategies that seem to infringe on the rights of citizens.

“The sanctions to be meted out on corrupt citizens must be fair and not selective. It should not be seen to infringe on the rights of citizens. These institutions and agencies should demonstrate independence from government interference”, it said.

On public accountability, it advised the Federal Government to hasten the full implementation of International Public Sector Accounting Standards to enhance transparency in public financial management and reporting.

Posted 23/09/2019 07:24:16 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Mbaka disowns followers over protest against Enugu bishop...

Fraudster detains American lady in Lagos hotel, defrauds...

Family get N200,000 as teacher beats student to...

Missing 5 Engineers in Ebonyi: Abductors yet to...

Supreme Court verdict: Judiciary sabotaged by dictatorial cabal...

Why I supported Boko Haram, al Qaeda, Taliban...

‘Where is the justice?’ APC should have zoned...

Insecurity: Akeredolu orders closure of popular Hotel in...

Umahi is victimising our members for not following...

Stop harassing Christian clerics, be patriotic, HURIWA tells...

Arsenal beat Chelsea to win FA Cup Final...

COVID-19: Two UK Flights to evacuate citizens from...

 

Latest News IPOB raises alarm over illegal DSS profiling, abduction of Igbo passengers at airports Why we can’t generate 5,000mw of power – Minister Seven family members die of food poisoning in Zamfara IPMAN threatens to shut down depots in South East Zone over Police harassment THE ADVOCATE, Leading Nigeria Online Newspaper is Rebranding Yahaya Bello orders closure of brothels, bans use of face masks in Kogi ‘US kills terrorists, Nigeria pampers them’ - Femi Fani-Kayode Residents flee as unknown gunmen kill 7 in Imo Suspect who beat Nigerian to death in Italy arrested 2023: Lalong, Oshiomhole lead APC’s campaign team Bandits: We’ll continue to fight for justice – Southern Kaduna 2023: Obi support group slams Tinubu for wishing Peter Obi and supporters dead, tells INEC to call him to order

 

Most Read Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (435,958 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (435,957 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (435,957 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (435,957 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (435,956 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (435,956 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (435,956 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (435,955 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (435,955 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (427,928 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (364,076 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (362,970 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (159) EDITORIAL (25) NEWS (9,912) POLITICS (519) SOCIETY (135) SPORTS (67) BUSINESS (380) HEALTH (63) EDUCATION (53) INTERNATIONAL (232) ENTERTAINMENT (65) TECHNOLOGY (8) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (47)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.