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query_builder February 13, 2018 12:37:46

Gloria Anaeze

Onitsha, Feb. 13, 2018 -- In a bid to produce more qualitative professional accountants in Anambra State, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) says it making arrangements to build a centre in Onitsha.

In a bid to ensure the sitting of the centre, ICAN said it would need N100m to commence the building of the centre.

They had since fixed Feb. 28 as fund raising day for the project.

Chief Kevin Obieri Agujiegbe, the Chairman of the Planning Committee for the fund raising, said this during a news briefing on the extent of preparation.

He said: ``we want to set up an institution, a monument, where people can come in, get assistance and resources to advance their career in accountancy’’.

In Lagos, young people go on excursion to the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), National Headquarters to get ideas on how to become professionals.

At Onitsha, there were factories, industries that thriving but without records.

``We want our young men, who have been unable to attend universities to have benefit from short term programmes to be able to earn a living, instead of remaining at home and be frustrated.

``From here they will survive and can later still aspire to acquire degrees and other certificates.’’

Mr Agujiegbe said that Gov. Willie Obiano was a member of ICAN and could allocate land the body at choice location for the building of the edifice.

``He can even assist ICAN to equip it with computers, books and other office items.’’

The chairman hinted: ``any amount we realise during the fund raising, ICAN will double it for us to help in the building’’.