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The Managing Director of First City Monument Bank, Mrs Yemisi Edun, has urged accountants to make sustainability accounting the cornerstone of their practices, while calling for transparency. Edun stated this while delivering the keynote address at the Western Zone Conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in Lagos.

The managing director stressed the need for sustainable practices to build trust, foster development, and drive positive environmental and social impact.

The FCMB boss urged accountants to become sustainability champions, recommending lifelong learning and adopting technology for accurate measurement and reporting.

She harped on promoting ethical practices to combat waste and corruption, leading with integrity and transparency and future-proofing skills by adapting to emerging trends.

Reflecting on the theme of the conference, ‘Economic Resilience: Navigating the Bottlenecks’, the ICAN President, Dr Innocent Okwuosa, reaffirmed the Institute’s commitment to supporting the government in finding solutions to Nigeria’s socio-economic challenges.

The Western Zone Chairman of ICAN, Lateef Awojobi, challenged accountants to upskill and enhance their competencies, reminding them of their responsibility to exhibit technical and professional competence as critical stakeholders in the business community.

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