The Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) has promised to provide technical knowledge to staff of Ministry of Budget and National Planning on Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB) Concept adopted in the 2016 budget. The promise was made when members of the association led by its President and Chairman of Council, Anthony Chukuemeka Nzom, FCNA, paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Hajia Zainab Ahmed, a fellow of the association in her office in Abuja on Thursday.
Responding to the offer gesture, the Minister appreciated the association’s concern to help her succeed noting that, “the federal government has started preparation on the 2017 budget process and also the medium term 2016-2020 development programme”.
She said her ministry needs ANAN’s technical training on ZBB application. State that she was aware that budgeting is a core component course ANAN experts teach at its well ranked accounting school.
The Minister also appealed to the members of her association to assist the present administration to fight corruption when she said:
“The terrible corruption of our past administration has denied Nigerians benefits of our commonly owed resources. As Accountants, we can resist corruption and block illegal releases. We need to start from ourselves, and we must uphold tenets of our profession and make ourselves clean and accountable always”.
Hajia Ahmed added that “the Buhari administration came on a change mantra and as such would be transparent and accountable to all Nigerians.
Earlier in his remarks, the President of the association, Anthony Nzom, commended the appointment made by President Muhammadu Buhari on two of their ANAN fellow members Hajia Zainab Ahmed as minister and Alhaji Tijjani Muhammed Abdullahi as Director General, Budget Office and added that the nation will benefit a lot from their professional competences and services.